Phrasal verbs beginning with O. Select a phrasal verb for more details.
If you object to something, you don't think it's a good thing or a good idea, so you oppose it or you are against it.
If a thought or an idea occurs to you, it comes to you.
to give thanks, praise or prayers to God or gods
to unfold and spread a folded map or newspaper in order to read it
If you open up to somebody, you share your feelings with them.
If a country opens up, it becomes easier to travel there and do business.
If you open up a new business, you set it up and start trading.
If you are opposed to something, you're against it or you don't support it.
If you opt for something, you choose it from a range of possible options.
If you opt in, you choose to accept something, or do something, that is offered to you as an option.
If you opt out of something, you choose not to be involved in it.
If you order people about, you tell them what to do in a bossy way.
If you order people around, you tell them what to do in a bossy way.
If you order in, you order food from a take-away restaurant and have it delivered to your home or office.
to tell a player to leave the field of play, or the court, usually because they have committed a foul or broken a rule
If you order out, you order food from a take-away restaurant and have it delivered to you.
to issue an order for something to be done, usually in relation to the government or the military
to have food or drinks delivered to your room in a hotel
to be strongly affected by an emotion or a feeling
If you owe something to someone, you feel that you only have it because of the person's help or support.
If something happens owing to something else, it happens as a result of it.
If you own up to something, you admit that you've done something wrong or made a mistake.