Phrasal Verbs Beginning with H

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hand in hand_in
(separable) to turn in or give work you have done

Max was embarrassed about handing in his homework late.

hand out hand_out
(separable) to distribute

Lee Harvey often handed out leaflets on the street corner.

hang around hang_around
(intransitive) to spend time

Max likes to hang around with his friends at the local bar.

hang up hang_up
(separable) to place something on something (usually a hook or hanger) so that it doesn't touch the ground; to terminate a phone call

Max gets irritated with Mary for not hanging up her clothes after she does the laundry.

hike up
(separable) to pull up or raise (usually clothing)

When he crossed the flooded street, Max hiked up his pants, so they wouldn't get wet.

hike up
(separable) to suddenly raise in amount

Every summer oil companies hike up gas prices. Once Boxmart has destroyed all of its competition in a certain area, they hike up their prices.

hold back hold_back
(separable) to restrain

When I saw Max's new haircut, I had a hard time holding back my laughter.

hold down hold_down
(separable) to keep a job

Mary has never been able to hold down a job.

hold on hold_on
(intransitive) to wait

Hold on a moment. I need to tie my shoe.

hold up hold_up
(separable) to rob using a gun or weapon

Max held up a bank to get some money to buy Mary a ring.

hold up hold_up
(separable) to delay or obstruct

The traffic jam held us up for three hours.

hunt down hunt_down
(separable) to pursue to find or capture someone or something

Max hunted the waitress down, so that he could order dinner.

hurry up hurry_up
(intransitive) to do faster

Hurry up. We are running late.

hush up
(intransitive) to become quiet

After the teacher screamed at the top of her lungs, the children hushed up.

hush up
(separable) to make someone become quiet

The teacher hushed up the kids.


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