Phrasal verbs beginning with F. Select a phrasal verb for more details.
If you face up to a difficult or challenging situation, you accept that you have to deal with it, and then do something about it.
If you are faced with something like a problem or a challenge, you have to deal with it.
to include a certain item when calculating or planning something
to slowly become weaker, softer or dimmer
If something falls apart, it breaks into pieces or parts start falling off.
to use or do something else because what you used or did first has failed
If you have fallen behind other people, they have advanced faster than you and they are ahead of you.
If you fall for something like a trick or a scam, you believe it's real or genuine even though it's not.
If you fall for someone, you fall in love with them.
If a roof or a ceiling falls in, it falls to the floor because it's been weakened or damaged.
to form a line by standing side by side or one behind the other
to become less in amount or lower in level
If something falls out, it becomes detached from whatever it's attached to.
If you and a friend fall out, you are no longer friendly because of a disagreement or a problem you've had.
If someone falls over, they fall to the ground.
If a plan or a deal falls through, it doesn't work out and it's dropped or scrapped.
If you farm out work, you pay people outside your company to do it.
If you feel for someone, you have sympathy for them or feel sad because they are suffering.
If you fight back, you do what's needed to win a conflict or a battle after being attacked or threatened.
to try to stop someone or something from attacking you or hurting you
If you figure something out, you find the solution to a problem or the answer to a question.
If you figure somebody out, you know what they're like and how they're likely to act.
If you fill in a form, you complete it by writing in the spaces provided.
If you fill somebody in, you give them the details about something.
If you fill out a form, you complete it by writing in the spaces provided.
If you fill something up, you make it full.
to fill someone's stomach with food
to discover a fact or information about something
to complete something, or to eat the last piece of something
to be in a certain place or situation after a long series of events or a long time
If you've finished with something, you've done what you needed to do with it and you no longer need it.
to create enthusiasm or excitement, usually among a group of people or a crowd
to have enough space for something, or to have enough time for something
If you fit in, you are accepted by a group of people and seen as "one of them".
to connect pieces that go together to make something
to repair something or to improve the condition of something, especially something old or second-hand
to arrange something for someone
If something fizzles out, it slowly loses its power or strength, and then ends weakly.
If something like a conflict or an illness flares up, it suddenly becomes worse.
If you flick through a book or a magazine, you have a quick look at a few of the pages.
If things flood in, they come quickly and in great numbers.
to give someone something of low quality or little value
to try to make someone stop complaining or stop bothering you by telling them something that isn't true, or by giving them an excuse
If you focus on something, you give it all your attention.
to continue something to the next stage, or to complete something
to do something in addition to what's already been done in order to complete or continue a process or a deal
If you're fooling around, you're having fun by joking and being a bit silly.
to make someone do something they don't want to do
to make rapid progress toward a goal
If someone freaks out, they get very scared or upset by something.
to make someone or something available by releasing them from their usual duties or function
If you freshen up, you wash your face and hands and make yourself look and feel better.
If you frighten away something or someone, you make them go away by making them feel afraid.
to disapprove of something
to be used for a particular purpose, or to work in a particular way
to give someone lots of attention to show how much you like them or how important you think they are