Phrasal Verbs Starting with the Letter A
- ACCOUNT FOR
- (inseparable) to explain
George's wife was angry at him because he could not account for the lipstick on his collar.
- ACQUAINT WITH
- (separable) to make someone aware of or familiar with someone or something
You should acquaint yourself with cultures from around the world.
- ACT UP
- (intransitive) to behave poorly(human);to reoccur(disease);to malfunction(machine)
I think I'll stand rather than sit because my hemorrhoids are acting up again
- ADD ON
- (separable) to increase or enhance something by joining or uniting something to it
We've decided to add on another bedroom to the house.
- ADD UP
- (intransitive) to result in a certain total
I've calculated that over and over, but it just doesn't add up.
- ADD UP TO
- (inseparable) to result in a certain total
The money I lost in the slot machines added up to over three hundred dollars.
- ASK FOR
- (inseparable) to deserve a negative consequence
George is asking for trouble.
- ASK IN
- (separable) to request someone to come in
At the end of the date, I asked Mary in.
- ASK OUT
- (separable) to request someone to go on a date with you
I asked Mary out again. She refused.