Phrasal Verbs P - R

This is the phrasal verb reference section. Here there are definitions and examples for hundreds of phrasal verbs found in English.

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Pack Away

Put things in box, container until later.
Pack that computer away - we don't use it anymore.

Pack In

1. (Informal) Stop doing something.
Pack in your playing around, kids!
2. Do a lot in a short time.
When we toured around Australia, we packed in a lot in only eight days.

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Pack Off

Send a person away, on holiday, etc.
When the war started, many children were packed off to the countryside.

Pack Up

1. Put things in boxes ready to leave.
Pack up your belongings and leave this flat immediately.
2. (Informal) Stop working.
The car packed up as we got to the top of the hill.


Pad Out

Make something last longer.
He padded out his speech with a few jokes.


Pan Out

Turn out, happen in the end.
How did things pan out on holiday?


Paper Over

Hide faults, flaws in something.
The government is trying to paper over the divisions within the cabinet.


Part With

Give something away.
He's a bit miserly. He hates to part with his money.

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