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Phrasal Verb Definition Example
hand * back + return Is the teacher going to hand back our tests today?
hand * down + pronounce formally The president is going to hand his decision down on health care tonight.
hand * down +  give as an inheritance When my clothes got too small for me as a child, I handed them down to my sister.
hand * in + submit I have to hand in an offer by March 12.
hand * out + distribute We should hand the concert fliers out at school.
hand * over + relinquish control of Hand your car keys over. You're too drunk to drive.
hang around + stay in a place for fun ( inf.) Maria and Salvador usually hang around the beach after school.
hang around stay in a place for fun Those guys just hang around all day.
hang * up + suspend (clothes on a hanger) You can hang your jacket up in the front closet.
hang up  put down the telephone receiver Don't hang up. I'm going to change phones.
hang out + stay in a place for fun (inf.) Let's go hang out at the mall tonight.
hang out stay in a place for fun What are you doing? - - I'm just hanging out.
have * on + wear Do you have your hiking boots on?
have * over invite guests to your home Why don't we have Mr. and Mrs. Jones over for dinner tonight.
hear from + receive news from (a letter, an e-mail) Have you heard from Steve lately?
hear of + know about something or somebody Have you heard of chocolate covered ants?
hit on + find on accident I hit on the idea while watching the Simpsons show.
hit on + flirt with Jay's friend Marc was trying to hit on my sister last night.
hold * back + restrain The police held the demonstrators back while the politicians entered the building.
hold back not allow to advance in school The teacher held Frank back a year, so he couldn't enter fifth grade.
hold * off + restrain Mr. Johnson held the dog off while we crossed the yard.
hold off on + delay We should hold off on making dinner until your parents arrive.
hold on grasp tightly  Hold on tight! The roller coaster is about to take off.
hold on tell someone to wait on the telephone Hold on a minute. I'll get Carol.
hold on to + grasp tightly Make sure you hold on to the hand rail as you walk down the stairs.
hold out not give in, continue to resist Stop holding out and tell us where you found all of these old records.
hold out against + not give in, resist They held out against enemy attack.
hold * up + delay (a flight, traffic); The accident held traffic up for an hour.
hold * up +  rob (a bank, a person) with a weapon Five men held the bank up yesterday.
hook * up +  make the electrical connections required for a machine or information service Can you hook up the fax machine for me?
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