Alphabetical List – E-F


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Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
ease off/up Reduce, become less severe or slow down
(pain, traffic, work …)
After Christmas, the workload generallyeases off.
egg on Encourage Egged on by his friends, the boy climbed over the wall.
embark on/upon Start or engage in She embarked on a career that lead her to fame.
end in Finish in a certain way / result in Their marriage ended in divorce.
end up Finally reach a state, place or action If he continues his misconduct, he’ll end upin prison.
even out 1) Eliminate differences of opinion.

2) Become level or regular

1) After a long discussion they managed toeven out their differences.
2) The road was evened out to make it safer.
explain away Find an excuse or plausible explanation How are you going to explain away the missing money?
face up (to) Accept ad deal with something unpleasant. Sam will have to face up to the fact that Jenny is not in love with him.
fall behind Fail to maintain a certain level She fell behind at school and had to study harder.
fall through Fail / does not happen Our planned boat trip fell through because of the storm.
figure out Understand / find the answer I’m trying to figure out how to assemble the wardrobe.
fill out Complete (a form/application) Please fill out the enclosed form and send it back as soon as possible.
find out Discover or obtain information I’m going to call the cinema to find outwhat time the film starts.
fit in (with) Feel comfortable or be in harmony with He just doesn’t fit in with the others.
fizzle out Gradually end Over the years their friendship fizzled out.
focus on Concentrate on something The advertising campaign will focus on the quality of the product.
fold in Mix one ingredient with another. Fold in the eggs with the sugar.
freak out Panic or go crazy She nearly freaked out when she saw the colour of her hair. It was a disaster!
frown on/upon Disapprove My parents always frowned on smoking.
fuss over Pay excessive attention to She’s always fussing over her grandson.

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