Phrasal Verbs




The List Of Phrasal Verbs Which Begin With :


  1. Zero in on :

    1. Direct or focus attention on

    The police have ZEROED IN ON the man they believe to be responsible for the murder.

    2. Head for, move towards

    The hurricane is ZEROING IN ON Florida.



  2. Zero out :

    1. Cut off funding for a project

    The debt was ZEROED OUT by the department.

    2. Reduce to zero, cancel, and remove

    The entry was ZEROED OUT of the database.



  3. Zip around : Move quickly

    We ZIPPED AROUND the supermarket to get the shopping done.



  4. Zip by : Pass quickly

    The motorbike ZIPPED BY the cars stuck in the traffic jam.



  5. Zip up : Keep quiet

    He was being stupid in the meeting, so we told him to ZIP UP.



  6. Zone in : Pay attention after not doing so

    I was bored at first but then ZONED IN when things started getting more interesting.



  7. Zone in on : Pay attention after not doing so

    I ZONED IN ON what they were saying when they started gossiping.



  8. Zone out :

    1. Not pay attention

    She ZONED OUT during the lecture because it was so boring.

    2. Dissociate yourself from a situation

    I put some ambient music on and ZONED OUT.



  9. Zonk out : Fall asleep

    I ZONKED OUT during the film and missed most of it.



  10. Zoom in : Focus more closely

    The camera ZOOMED IN to show people’s faces.



  11. Zoom in on : Focus more closely

    The camera ZOOMED IN ON his face.



  12. Zoom off : Go somewhere quickly

    He rushed out of the building and ZOOMED OFF in his car.



  13. Zoom out : Focus less closely

    The camera ZOOMED OUT to show the entire crowd.



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