Phrasal verbs that start with J
Jerk aroundAmerican English, informal. to cause difficulty for someone, especially by being dishonest or unfair with them:
- Why are you jerking him around?
Jog alongBritish English, informal. to continue with little change:
- The business is jogging along.
- He also joined in the discussion.
Join up1. to become a member of the army, the navy, or the air force:
- They both joined up in 1914.
- They joined up with their Chinese counterpart.
Jostle forto compete with other people in order to get something:
- Both sides were jostling for position.
Jump atto accept an opportunity eagerly:
- I jumped at the chance to go to Italy.
Jump onInformal. to criticize someone suddenly and strongly:
- He jumped on the boys for the little thing.
Phrasal verbs that start with K
Keel overInformal. to fall down because you are tired or ill:
- He keeled over and died two hours later.
Phrasal verbs with Keep
Phrasal verbs with Kick
Kid aroundto behave in a way that is not serious:
- I am not kidding around here.
Kill off(S) to destroy all of something:
- Antibiotics may kill off useful bacteria.
Kit outBritish English. to provide someone with clothes or equipment that are necessary for a particular activity:
- They were all kitted out and ready for the mountain biking.
Knock around/Knock about1. Informal. to spend time somewhere without any particular purpose:
- I knocked around L.A. for a few months.
- Her husband used to knock her around.
- She always knocked around with boys.
Knock back1. Informal. (S) to quickly drink an alcoholic drink:
- He knocked back vodka and tonic.
- That carpet knocked me back £ 150.
Knock down1. (S) to make someone or something fall to the ground:
- He knocked his opponent down with a punch.
- This old factory should be knocked down.
- She knocked down the price from $150 to $100.
Knock off1. Informal. to stop working:
- I'll knock off early today.
Knock out1. (S) to cause someone to become unconscious or to fall asleep:
- He knocked out his opponent in the third round.
- A couple of pills knocked him out.
- Joe was knocked out of the tournament in the seventh round.
Knock togetherInformal. (S) to make or build something quickly and without enough care:
- He's knocking a dinner together for us.