Phrasal verbs beginning with D. Select a phrasal verb for more details.
If something dates back to a certain time, it was made at that time or it started at that time.
If something dates from a certain time, it was made at that time.
If something dawns on you, you realize it, or become aware of it, for the first time.
to buy and sell something in order to make money
If you say "Deal me in" it means you want to join in an activity.
If you deal with a problem or a difficult situation, you do what needs to be done to solve or resolve it.
to decide not to do something you were thinking of doing, or not to choose something or someone you were thinking of choosing
If you decide on something, you choose one thing from among two or more possible options.
If you delight in doing something, you get a great deal of pleasure from doing it.
to try to find information by examining something thoroughly
If one thing depends on another, it cannot happen without the other, or it is greatly affected by the other.
If you depend on someone, you rely on them to give you what you need.
to say that something is a certain kind of thing or that someone is a certain type of person
to make someone less likely to do something, or to discourage someone from doing something
to decide to spend a certain portion of your time or money on something
If a sound dies away, it gradually gets softer and softer.
If something dies down, it gradually becomes weaker in strength or lower in volume or magnitude.
If a group of people, animals, or plants dies off, all of them die over a period of time and none are left.
If something like a species of animal or a language is dying out, it is disappearing and could soon be lost forever.
to start eating with enthusiasm, or gusto
If you dig up something, you get it from under the ground by digging.
to take money from an amount that has been saved or put aside for a specific purpose
to give things to people, often without thinking about the effects or the costs of doing so
If you dish out something like criticism or advice, you give it often and without much thought.
to get rid of something you don't need or don't want any more
If you divide something up, you separate it into smaller parts so that everyone gets a share.
If you do something about a problem, you do something to fix it or solve it.
If you do away with something, you get rid of it.
to kill or to murder somebody
to cause someone to feel very tired or worn out
If you do up an old building, car, boat, etc., you make it look new again by repairing it, painting it, and so on.
If you do up a zip, a button, or a shoelace, you secure it in some way.
to put something somewhere
If you do without something, you manage to get by without it.
If you doze off, you fall asleep without meaning to.
to continue for longer than seems necessary or usual
to use part of a supply of something, or to utilize something that has been gained over time
to make something last longer than usual or longer than necessary
to prepare and write a plan, a contract, guidelines or a list of some sort
If you dream of something you'd really like to be, to do, or to have, you imagine it becoming a real part of your life.
to imagine something like a plan or a story in great detail
If you dress up, you put on formal clothes for a special occasion.
to cause someone or something to leave a place
to force someone or something out of a place
to make a short, casual visit somewhere
If you drop something in somewhere, you stop to leave it there and then keep going.
to drive someone to a place they need to go to and leave them there
to become fewer in number or less in amount or intensity
to leave a course of study before completing it
If a sound is drowned out, it can't be heard because of an ever louder sound.
to stimulate something like support for a project, enthusiasm for an idea, or sales for a business
If something like water or oil dries up, or its source dries up, it means it's all gone and there is none left.
to make something like a movie or a novel easier to understand so more money can be made from it
If you dwell on something bad or unpleasant, you think about it too much or you talk about it too much.
If you're dying for something, you really feel like it or you want it very much.