List of Phrasal Verbs Beginning With "E"
- Eat away (destroy
slowly): The disease eats the liver away.
- Eat in (eat at
home): We didn't feel like going to a restaurant so we ate in.
- Eat Into
(destroy): Acids eat into metal.
- Eat into (use
something valuable when you don't want to): I’m eating out my savings since I lost my job.
- Eat out (to have
a meal at a restaurant rather than at home.): I like
to eat out and try different kinds
- Eat up (to believe without question): She'll eat up
whatever the broker tells her.
- Eat up (to receive or enjoy enthusiastically or
really eats up the publicity.
- Eat up (eat all
of something): You have to eat up
all your vegetables before you can have any ice cream.
- Eat up (consume):
This bike eats up petrol.
- Eat up (consume
something you don't want to be consumed): What is eating up all my bandwidth?
- Eke out (manage
to make a living): In these days of
rising prices, it is difficult to eke
out an existence.
- Ease off (reduce
pressure or intensity): He eased off
the accelerator to let the car slow down.
- Ease off (to give
something less effort or energy, especially when you have been working very
hard): If He doesn’t ease off at work, He will make himself sick.
- Ease off (to
diminish): The storm seems to have eased off a little.
- Ease out (to make
someone leave a job or position without saying anything publicly): Our sources say Liddell will be eased out during the next few weeks.
- Ease up (relax,
calm down): I asked her to ease out
because she was feeling very stressed.
- Edge out
(Gradually push someone or something out of their position): The shareholders edged the CEO out
because results were getting worse.
- Edge up (approach
slowly): She edged up behind the bus at the red light.
- Egg on (urge on,
encourage): The other students egged
him on when he started arguing with
- Embark on (to
start a journey by ship): We embarked on
a voyage to the Caribbean.
- Embark on (to
start a new project or activity): After
leaving college, Jenny embarked on
an acting career.
- Embark upon
(start a project or venture): Fernando has just embarked upon a new professional challenge.
- Empty out (empty
something completely): I must empty out
the rubbish before I leave for work.
- Empty out (Remove
some things or everything from a container): I emptied some of the coffee out
so I could pour more milk in.
- End in (finish a
certain way or have a certain result at the end of something): It will end in tears.
- End up with (Get
as a result of something): He tried hard but ended up with a poor grade.
- End with (to have
something act as the final part of something): The
concert ended with a vigorous march.
- Engage in (to
involve in something related to competition or conflict, such as a debate, a
battle, or a dispute)
- Engrave with (to
cut words or pictures into a hard surface such as stone, metal, or glass): A
trophy engraved with the winner’s
- Enter for (Join
or enter a competition): They entered
for the national championship but weren't good enough.
- Enter into
(Become involved in or accept): They entered
into an agreement with their rivals.
- Entrust to/ with
(to give somebody responsibility for something of importance or value)
- Even up (to make something more equal):
We need more five points to even up
- Eye up (look
carefully at someone): The guy eyed
the other man up because he was