Phrasal verbs beginning with K. Select a phrasal verb for more details.
If somebody keels over, they fall to the floor, usually because of illness or loss of consciousness.
If you keep at something, you continue doing it.
If you keep something or someone away, you don't let the thing or the person come near.
If you keep away from something or someone, you don't go near the thing or the person.
If you keep something back, you don't tell someone about it.
If something keeps you back, it stops you from getting where you want to go.
If you keep something down, you stop it from increasing in size or number.
to stop a noise from getting too loud
to keep food in your stomach even though you feel like vomiting
If something or someone keeps you from doing something, it means you can't do it.
If you keep something from someone, you don't tell them about it.
to make someone stay in a place like a school or a hospital
to not go on something, or to stop something or someone from going on something
to avoid something like a certain food or a certain topic in conversation
If you keep on doing something, you continue doing it.
If you keep somebody on, you continue to employ them.
If you keep something out, you make sure it stays outside and doesn't come inside.
If you keep out of something, you don't get involved in it.
If you keep to something like a limit, a budget or a schedule, you don't go over it or outside it.
to continue doing something that has been successful
If you keep up with someone, you stay at the same level and don't fall behind them.
If somebody or something keeps you up, you cannot go to bed.
to press the keys of a keyboard or a keypad in order to enter data
to show anger or opposition to something, especially if you're powerless to change it
to discuss ideas or options in an informal way
to relax and "take it easy"
If something kicks in, it starts to work or it starts to have an effect.
to start something like a game, a meeting or a concert
to force someone to leave something like a team or a committee
If somebody is kicked out of a place, they are forced to leave.
If you kick something over, you make it fall over by kicking it.
to have fun by acting in a silly way
to cause the death of a whole population or an entire species
If you kneel down, you lower your height by putting one or both knees on the floor.
to hit or kick somebody repeatedly
If you knock around with someone, you spend time together because you're friends.
to take a drink, usually alcoholic
to reject someone or something or to refuse a request for something
If something like a building or a wall is knocked down, it is destroyed on purpose.
to hit someone with a vehicle
to reduce something, like a price or an amount
If you are knocked out, you are hit so hard that you lose consciousness.
If you knock somebody out, you impress them very much with something you do, or something you make.
If you knock somebody out of a competition, they cannot continue because you've defeated them.
to hit somebody with a vehicle and injure or kill them
to rob something like a bank or a shop
to make something quickly, or without putting too much thought into details
to make something quickly and without too much effort
If you know of something, you are aware of it.
to be called a certain name, even though it mightn't be a real or official name
to be well-known for something or famous for something
If you knuckle down, you start to take your work or your task seriously and do it properly.