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HOME > ENGLISH PHRASAL VERBS > Phrasal verbs starting with K

English phrasal verbs for EOL students

Phrasal Verbs: K

Keel over:
To fall over and faint. ex. "One of the dancers keeled over from the heat."

Keep (something) around
To have (something) handy. To have access to (something). ex. "I like to keep some change around to do laundry."

Keep back:
To maintain a distance. ex. "Keep back! That driver seems like he's drunk."

Keep on:
To continue. ex. "He kept on talking until I told him to stop."

Keep (someone) out:
To prevent (someone) from entering. ex. "Your job is to keep all the underage kids from entering the club."

Keep up:
1) To keep (someone) up: To make someone stay awake. ex. "The party kept me up all night."
2) To manage to stay on schedule, or to do the required work on time. ex. "I've got too much work! I'm finding it hard to keep up."

Kick around:
To think about. ex. "I've been kicking around the idea of writing a book."

Kick back:
To relax. ex. "Hey, you're on vacation. Just kick back and relax."

Kick off:
To start. ex. "They kicked off the fundraiser with a concert."

Kick out:
To throw out. To expel. ex. "They kicked him out of school."

Knock down:
To destroy. To knock (someone) down - To cause someone to fall due to a strong hit, etc. ex. "They knocked down that wall during the renovation.", "He knocked him down with one punch."

Knock out:
To make unconscious. ex. "The boxing match ended when the German boxer was knocked out in the third round."

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