English Phrasal Verbs
the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb.
Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order
with their meaning and an example of use.
Phrasal verbs - Alphabetical List - H
|hand back||Return||She read the article and then handed it back.|
|hand down||Pass on (by tradition, inheritance...)||My clothes were handed down to me by my older sister.|
|hand in||Submit (report, homework)||All application forms must be handed in before the end of the month.|
will be handed out
at the end
of the demonstration.
|hand over||Give to someone in authority.||The boy was forced to hand over the mobile phone he had stolen.|
|hang back||Be reluctant to do something||All the children rushed towards the clown except one boy who hung back.|
|hang on||Wait||Hang on a minute. I'm early ready.|
|hang on (to)||Keep a hold on something||Hang on to that rope and you'll be ok.|
|hang out||Spend time in a particular place or with a group of friends||
Where does he hang
out these days?
Who does he hang out with?
|hang up||End a telephone conversation||Don't hang up. I haven't finished yet.|
|head off||Start to go somewhere.||He headed off to the train station.|
|head for||Go/move in a certain direction.||The boat was heading for the rocks.|
|hit at||Aim a blow at something.||He hit at the wasp with a newspaper.|
|hit back||Retaliate / reply to an attack||When he was attacked, the boy hit back.|
|hit on/upon||Find unexpectedly or by inspiration||She hit upon an idea for her new collection.|
2) Grip tightly
on please. I'll put you
through to Mr. Brown.
2) She held on to the railing as she crossed the bridge.
|hold up||Show as a example||She held up the diagram for all to see.|
|hook up||Fasten (a garment)||I need help to hook up my dress.|
|hook up (with)||Link broadcasting facilities||Many networks are hooked up by satellite.|
|hurry up||Be quick / act speedily||Hurry up! We'll miss the bus!|
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