Phrasal verbs with " H "

Hack around :Waste time.

Example: I've been HACKING AROUND all morning because I can't get down to doing any revision.

Hack into: Break into a computer system.

Example: He HACKED INTO the government database and stole a lot of data.

 

Hack off: Annoy.

Example: He HACKS me OFF with his endless complaining.

 

Hack up: Chop or cut into small pieces.

Example: They HACKED the table UP and burnt it.

 

Hack up: Expel by coughing.

Example: I HACKED UP a lot of phlegm while I was ill.

 

Ham up: Perform or act in an excessive way to attract attention or amuse people.

Example: He HAMMED the part UP to get the audience to laugh.

 

Hammer away at: Work relentlessly.

Example: She HAMMERED AWAY AT her PC all night and finished the project.

 

Hammer into: Repeat something over a period of time tomake someone remember it.

Example: He HAMMERED the rules INTO me.

 

Hammer out: Negotiate and reach an agreement.

Example: They HAMMERED OUT their differences and got the contract signed.

 

Hand back: Return.

Example: The police officer checked my licence, then HANDED it BACK.

 

Hand down: Pass on to the next generation.

Example: The jewellery has been HANDED DOWN in my family for generations.

 

Hand down: Give a formal decision.

Example: The court HANDED DOWN its ruling yesterday.

 

Hand in: Submit work for appraisal.

Example: I HANDED my homework IN late as usual.

 

Hand on: Give to someone else.

Example: I HANDED the job ON to a colleague.

 

Hand on: Transmit knowledge to the next generation.

Example: The secrets have been HANDED ON from generation to generation.

 

Hand out: Distribute.

Example: The teacher HANDED OUT the worksheet to the class.

 

Hand over: Give.

Example: The robbers told the clerk to HAND OVER all the money.

 

Hang about: Spend time somewhere not doing much.

Example: They HANG ABOUT the station most of the day.

 

Hang about! Stop what you're doing and pay attentionto me.

Example: HANG ABOUT! We're not allowed to do this.

 

Hang around: Stay in a place.

Example: They HANG AROUND the station most of the day.

 

Hang back: Not move forwards to avoid doing something.

Example: When they raced towards the entrance, I HUNG BACK till it was less crowded.

 

Hang back from: Delay or avoid doing something.

Example: They were HANGING BACK FROM making the final decision.

 

Hang in there: Persevere, not give up.

Example: We were doing badly, but we HUNG IN THERE till we finished.

 

Hang it up: Retire, quit.

Example: I’m getting too old for this- I’m going to HANG IT UP starting next month.

 

Hang on: Wait.

Example: Could you HANG ON for a moment till she's free.

 

Hang on: Hold tightly.

Example: The driver told the passengers to HANG ON as the bus pulled off.

 

Hang onto: Keep.

Example: I HUNG ONTO my old records even though I never played them.

 

Hang out: Spend time socially.

Example: He HANGS OUT in the pub The Monarch; he's there most nights.

 

Hang out for: Wait or refuse to do something until youget what you want.

Example: She's HANGING OUT FOR a big raise.

 

Hang over: Worry or trouble.

Example: I have a lot of financial problem HANGING OVER my head.

 

Hang together: Work together when things are difficult.

Example: We have to HANG TOGETHER if we'regoing to finish this project.

 

Hang up: End a phone call.

Example: I lost my temper and HUNG UP.

 

Hang up on: End a phone call with someone.

Example: A telesales person called, so I said something rude and HUNG UP ON them.

 

Hang with: Spend time with.

Example: He has been HANGING WITH them for a few months.

 

Hanker after: Want something a lot, especially if youshouldn't want it or can't have it.

Example: I'm supposed to be on a diet and I can't stop HANKERING AFTER some chocolate.

 

Hanker for: Want something a lot, especially if you shouldn't want it or can't have it.

Example: I have always HANKERED FOR a soft top car.

 

Harp on: Talk repeatedly about something.

Example: I was late twice last week and my boss keeps HARPING ON about it.

 

Hate on: Be jealous, abuse or have an active hatred of someone.

Example: She HATES ON people who disagree with her ideas.

 

Have against: Dislike, disagree or hold a grudge(Usually negative).

Example: I HAVE nothing AGAINST their proposals.

 

Have around: Entertain someone in your home.

Example: I HAD the neighbours AROUND fordinner last night.

 

Have down as: Think of someone or something in aparticular way.

Example: I HAD her DOWN AS a liberal, but I was very wrong.

 

Have in: Have a supply of something in a particular place.

Example: Do we HAVE any beer IN?

 

Have in: Get someone to do some work.

Example: We HAD the decorators IN last week.

 

Have in: Entertain people in your home.

Example: We HAD them IN last night for dinner.

 

Have it away: Have sex with someone, especially casual sex.

Example: She HAD IT AWAY with him last Friday.

 

Have it in for: Hold a grudge.

Example: He has HAD IT IN FOR me since I beathim last year.

 

Have it off: Have sex.

Example: They HAD IT OFF after the party.

 

Have it out with: Discuss or argue an issue to improve asituation.

Example: I'd been worried for ages, so I decided to HAVE IT OUT WITH them.

 

Have off: Take time off work.

Example:  I HAD a couple of days OFF last week to relax.

 

Have on: Be wearing.

Example: What did Jennie HAVE ON at the party?

 

Have on: Have an electronic device switched on.

Example: I HAVE my computer ON all the time.

 

Have on: Have an arrangement.

Example: I HAVE a lot of meetings ON next week.

 

Have on: Tease, deceive.

Example: They said they'd failed, but they were HAVING me ON.

 

Have on: Be in possession at a particular time.

Example: I HAVEN'T any money ON me, but I can get some from the ATM.

 

Have on: Know something about someone that could harm them.

Example: I HAVE a lot ON him because we used to work together.

 

Have over: Receive a guest.

Example: Shall we HAVE them OVER for dinner?

 

Have round: Entertain someone in your home.

Example: I HAD a few friends ROUND yesterday.

 

Have up: Make someone appear in court.

Example: They HAD him UP for armed robbery.

 

Head for: Move or travel towards.

Example: It's getting late- I'm HEADING FOR home.

 

Head off: Stop someone or force them to change direction.

Example: The sheriff and his men HEADED the bandits OFF at the pass.

 

Head off: Prevent something bad happening.

Example: The company made a better offer to HEAD OFF the moves for a strike.

 

Head off: Leave somewhere to go to another place.

Example: After work, we all HEADED OFF to the pub.

 

Head out: Go out.

Example: We're HEADING OUT at seven, so don't be late.

 

Head up: Be in charge.

Example: He's HEADING UP the steering committee.

 

Hear about: Get to know some information.

Example: Have you HEARD ABOUT the company takeover?

 

Hear from: Receive a phone call, email, letter or other communication from someone.

Example: I haven't HEARD FROM them since we left university.

 

Hear of: Know of something or someone's existence.

Example: I've HEARD OF the band, but don't know their music.

 

Hear of: Receive news, updates or information about someone.

Example: I have HEARD nothing OF them since they moved house.

 

Hear of: In the negative, this can mean that someone refuse to accept, allow or acknowledge something.

Example: I said it would be a positive step, but she wouldn't HEAR OF it.

 

Hear out: Listen to everything someone has to say.

Example: I HEARD them OUT before I commented.

 

Heat up: Make food hot.

Example: He HEATED the soup UP in the microwave.

 

Help out: Give assistance.

Example: She really HELPED me OUT when I was going through my divorce.

 

Hide away: Put something in a place where it won't be found.

Example: They HID the money AWAY in secret bank accounts.

 

Hide away: Go or stay somewhere where you won't be found or away from people.

Example: I'm renting a cottage where I can HIDE AWAY for the summer.

 

Hide out: Go or stay somewhere to avoid being caught or found.

Example: The police think he's HIDING OUT in the woods.

 

Hinge on: Depend very much or completely.

Example: Everything HINGES ON the results of the negotiations; if they go badly, we'll be in real trouble.

 

Hinge on: Be an essential point for the development of a story.

Example: The film HINGES ON his not being recognised when he's in disguise.

 

Hinge upon: Depend very much or completely.

Example: Everything HINGES UPON the results of the negotiations; if they go badly, we'll be in real trouble.

 

Hit back: Attack or criticise.

Example: The president HIT BACK at her critics in a speech last night.

 

Hit for: Get someone to pay or donate money.

Example: They HIT the sponsors FOR a lot of money.

 

Hit it off: Have a good relationship from the first time you meet a person.

Example: We HIT IT OFF immediately and became firm friends.

 

Hit it off with: Like someone from the first time you meetthem.

Example: I HIT IT OFF WITH her immediately.

 

Hit on: Have an idea.

Example: I suddenly HIT ON the solution

 

Hit on: Talk to someone to try to attract them sexually.

Example: She HIT ON him at the party and they went back to her house.

 

Hit on: Ask for money.

Example: A beggar HIT ON me when I left the restaurant.

 

Hit out at: Respond angrily to criticism.

Example: The government HIT OUT AT the media for their negativity.

 

Hit up: Inject drugs.

Example: She's been HITTING UP for years.

 

Hit up: Ask someone for some money.

Example: He always tries to HIT me UP for money when we meet.

 

Hit up on: Inject drugs.

Example: He's been HITTING UP ON heroin for years.

 

Hit upon: Have an idea.

Example: It took us ages to HIT UPON a solution.

 

Hit upon: Try to attract someone sexually.

Example: He tried to HIT UPON her at the pub.

 

Hit with: Surprise someone with some information or news.

Example: He HIT me WITH the details of their demands.

 

Hive off: Separate part of a company or service, often by selling it.

Example: They HIVED OFF the retail operations.

 

Hold against: Have a grudge against someone, or little respect.

Example: He was very rude, but I won't HOLD it AGAINST him.

 

Hold back: Not show emotion.

Example: It was really hard to HOLD BACK the tears.

 

Hold back: Prevent something moving forwards or progressing.

Example: Lack of funding HELD the project BACK.

 

Hold back: Not disclose information or make it public.

Example: The government HELD BACK the findings of the report for fear of alienating voters.

 

Hold back from: Not allow yourself to do something.

Example: I had to HOLD BACK FROM losing my temper with them.

 

Hold down: Keep a job.

Example: He's so unreliable that he can never HOLD DOWN a job for more than a couple of months.

 

Hold down: Stop someone or something from moving.

Example: It took four of us to HOLD him DOWN and stop the fight.

 

Hold forth: State your opinions about something, especially when talking for a long time and boringly.

Example: The manager HELD FORTH on the topic for about twenty minutes.

 

Hold off: When bad weather doesn't appear.

Example: The rain HELD OFF until we'd got back home.

 

Hold off: Stop someone from attacking or beating you.

Example: Chelsea couldn't HOLD their opponents OFF and lost the game.

 

Hold on: Wait.

Example: Could you HOLD ON for a minute; she'll be free in a moment.

 

Hold on: To hold tightly.

Example: We HELD ON as the bus started to move.

 

Hold on to: Hold tightly.

Example: I HELD ON TO my luggage while I was waiting for the taxi so that it didn't get stolen.

 

Hold onto: Keep as long as possible.

Example: It tried to HOLD ONTO my cash during the holiday so I could buy some duty free stuff on the way back.

 

Hold onto: Hold tightly.

Example: The mother HELD ONTO her daughter's hand to keep together in the crowd.

 

Hold out: Resist.

Example: When the enemy attacked, they HELD OUT for six weeks.

 

Hold out: Hold in front of you.

Example: I HELD OUT my hand when she walked in.

 

Hold out against: Try to reject.

Example: The staff are HOLDING OUT AGAINST the plans to reduce the workforce.

 

Hold out for: Wait for something better or refuse something now for something better in the future. 

Example: We are HOLDING OUT FOR a much better deal than the one offered.

 

Hold out on: Not pay someone or give them information.

Example: He's been HOLDING OUT ON me for weeks and I really need the money.

 

Hold over: Delay.  

Example: The meeting has been HELD OVER till Friday.

 

Hold over: To continue something for longer than planned.

Example: It has been so successful that they have HELD it OVER for another fortnight.

 

Hold together: Not break up.

Example: The society managed to HOLD TOGETHER despite the crisis.

 

Hold up: Delay when travelling.

Example: I was HELD UP by the terrible traffic and arrived half an hour late for my appointment.

 

Hold up: Rob with violence or threats thereof.

Example: Two armed men HELD UP the bank in High Street this morning and got away with Ј75,000.

 

Hold with: Accept (usually negative).

Example: I don't HOLD WITH their plans.

 

Hole up: Hide to avoid detection or an unpleasant situation.

Example: They HOLED UP in a remote cottage while the police were searching for them.

 

Home in on: Target.

Example: The government is HOMING IN ON benefit fraud.

 

Hone in on: Target, focus.

Example: The company HONED IN ON its rival and tried to take it over.(Some consider this verb to be wrong and that is confused with 'home in on.)

 

Hook into: Persuade someone to do something they don't want to do.

Example: She HOOKED them INTO coming after all.

 

Hook up: Meet someone.

Example: We HOOKED UP at the conference.

 

Hook up to: Connect to a machine.

Example: He's HOOKED UP TO a ventilator in the hospital.

 

Hoon around: Act in a dangerous or reckless way, especially when driving fast.

Example: He was HOONING AROUND in his new car last night and the police pulled him.

 

Horse around: Not be serious.

Example: The class were HORSING AROUND when the teacher came in and told them to sit down.

 

Hose down: Use a hose to wet, clean or wash something.

Example: They HOSED the patio DOWN.

 

Hose down: Invest heavily in or throw a lot of money at something.

Example: They have HOSED DOWN an obscure start-up up with capital.

 

Hound out: Force someone out of a place, job, position, etc..

Example: The press HOUNDED the minister OUT after the scandal broke.

 

Hover around: Move about a place.

Example: She was HOVERING AROUND to see what we were talking about.

 

Hunker down: Settle in a place as comfortably as possibleto stay there.

Example: The troops HUNKERED DOWN in the building.

 

Hunt down: Search for someone to punish or kill them.

Example: The police HUNTED the killer DOWN.

 

Hunt out: Search until you find something.

Example: It took me ages to HUNT OUT the photos.

 

Hunt up: Search for and manage to find something.

Example: He HUNTED UP a copy the book in the British library.

 

Hush up: Try to keep something bad from becoming widely known.

Example: The company tried to HUSH UP the scandal, but it still got into the newspapers.

Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 09:01

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