Here is a list of phrasal verbs that start with H
Hail fromto be from or have been born in a particular place:
- He originally hails from Chicago.
Hang about/around/roundto spend time or wait somewhere without any clear reason:
- Teens were hanging about in the street outside.
Hang backto be slow to act or move, usually because you are nervous about something:
- He hung back from being a blood donor.
Hang on1. to hold onto something tightly:
- I can't hang on much longer!
- Hang on a minute - I'll just get my coat.
Hang outto spend a lot of time in a place or area:
- She really enjoys hanging out in supermarkets.
Hang upto end a telephone conversation:
- She said goodbye and then hung up.
Have (got) on1. (S) to be wearing clothes, shoes, etc:
- He had a dark blue suit on.
- I've got a lot on this week.
Have out(S) to have something extracted from your body:
- I had my appendix out.
Hear fromto receive a letter, telegram, email or phone call from someone:
- I haven't heard anything from her for three years.
Hear ofto know about someone or something:
- I have never heard of this before.
Help out(S) to help someone by doing a particular job for them or by lending money to them:
Hinge onto depend on something:
- A lot hinges on the outcome of the meeting.
Hire out(S) to allow someone to use something for a short time, in exchange for payment:
- I earn money by hiring out office equipment.
Hit backto attack or criticize someone because they have attacked or criticized you:
- He hit back at his critics.
Hive offto separate one part of a business by selling it:
- They are planning to hive off the plant.
Hole upInformal. to stay in a place so that no one can find you or disturb you:
- The terrorist is believed to hold up in the village.
Hollow out(S) to remove the inside part of something:
- I hollowed out a book to hide the gun.
Home in onto aim at someone or something and move directly toward them:
- The weapons homed in on the target.
Hook up1. (S) to connect someone or something to a piece of equipment, to a computer or to an electricity supply:
- He's hooked up to a respirator.
- I hooked up with my friends after work.
Hush up(S) to try to stop people from knowing the truth about something:
- They tried to hush up the financial scandal.
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