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List of Phrasal Verbs Beginning With "F"

Updated on September 24, 2011
  1. Face off (confront): The Company faced off the competition.
  2. Face off (to start play hockey and other games between two opposing players): The teams face off at 5 o’clock.
  3. Face up to (deal with something unpleasant situation, to accept that a bad situation exists and try to deal with it): He was the only one who faced up to the problem
  4. Face up to (accept an unpleasant truth): When you going to face up to the fact that you are getting old.
  5. Fall about (to laugh in an uncontrolled manner): We fell about when we heard what she'd done.
  6. Fall apart (lose one's emotional or mental composure): She fell apart when her only child died.
  7. Fall apart (to break, separate into pieces or fragments): The freshly baked loaf fell apart.
  8. Fall apart (no longer continues of an organization, agreement, or relationship): The alliance of two companies was in danger of falling apart.
  9. Fall away (decrease): The demands of Korean goods are falling away.
  10. Fall back (to retreat): The enemy fell back when our forces attacked.
  11. Fall back on (to use or do something else after other things have failed): She always has her teaching experience to fall back on.
  12. Fall down (fall on the ground): I slipped from the wall and fell down.
  13. Fall down (to fail to meet expectations, have a weak point or not correct): Their argument falls down on several important points.
  14. Fall flat (to have no effect): My advice fell flat on him.
  15. Fall for (be attracted to somebody, fall in love): Sam and Jenny fell for each other and get married.
  16. Fall in (collapse): The roof of the old barn fell in.
  17. Fall off (to become less, decrease or to diminish in size or value): Stock prices have fallen off.
  18. Fall off (to detached or to drop from): A button fell off my shirt.
  19. Fall out (to quarrel): The two friends fell out over a trifle.
  20. Fall out (separate from the body; hair, teeth, etc.): Two of his teeth fell out.
  21. Fall through (to fail): My scheme fell through for want of funds.
  22. Fall over (fall on the ground): I slipped on a banana peel and fell over.
  23. Farm out (arranged for contracted work to be done by others): We could always farm the typing out to freelancers.
  24. Farm out (to send a child, etc. into the care of a private individual): She farmed out all the children to a child minder.
  25. Fart about (waste time doing silly things): The boss was angry because the staff was farting about.
  26. Fart around (waste time doing pointless things): I was really bored in the lecture, so I started farting around.
  27. Fed up with (to have enough; irritated): I am fed up with life in Delhi.
  28. Figure out (understand): I can’t figure out what he said because he was speaking very rapidly.


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