Phrasal Verbs Starting With G


Phrasal verbs starting with G (Phrasal Verbs With G). A Phrasal verb like Gad about, Gad around, Gag for, Gang up, Gear too, Gear towards, Gear up, and more.

Phrasal Verbs With G


Gad about

Meaning: Visit a lot of different places for pleasure
Example: She likes gadding about while the children are at school.


Gad around

Meaning: Visit different places for pleasure
Example: I spent the afternoon gadding around looking for some books.


Gag for

Meaning: Want something a lot
Example: I’m gagging for a drink.


Gang up

Meaning: Form a group against something or someone
Example: All the girls in my class seemed to gang up against me.


Gang up against

Meaning: Harass, bully (in a group)
Example: The whole class ganged up against/on her because she was the teacher’s pet.


Gear to

Meaning: Organise or arrange something for a particular purpose, audience, etc. (Often passive)
Example: The truck driver changed gear to go up the hill.


Gear towards

Meaning: Organise or arrange something for a particular purpose, audience, etc
Example: The project is Geared towards older people.


Gear up

Meaning: Get ready for a busy period
Example: Control handle up, gear up and locked, door closed.


Gee up

Meaning: Used to encourage a horse, and sometimes people, to go faster
Example: “Gee up!” He shouted as the horse came near the winning post.


Geek out

Meaning: Talk at length about computing
Example: Henry always Geeks out at parties and bores all the people who don’t know much about computers.


Ghost away

Meaning: Remove someone secretly of discreetly
Example: Sometimes he turned, determined to drive the ghost away, but his blood ran cold with terror.


Gin up

Meaning: Boost, increase or exaggerate
Example: The candidates tried to gin up support at the straw poll by transporting their supporters for free.


Ginger up

Meaning: Make more lively
Example: The Prime Minister appointed some new ministers to ginger up her administration.


Gloss over

Meaning: Try to minimise the importance of something
Example: Some foreign governments appear happy to gloss over continued human rights abuses.


Glow down

Meaning: Become less attractive
Example: Those excessive fillers make her glow down.


Gnaw at

Meaning: Trouble, worry or annoy someone
Example: The rats was gnawing at the box.


Gnaw at

Meaning: Harm gradually
Example: Something was gnawing at the back of his mind.


Gnaw away at

Meaning: Harm gradually
Example: Self-doubt began to gnaw away at her confidence.


Goof around

Meaning: Fool around, not be serious
Example: You will never be good students so long as you goof around.


Goof off

Meaning: Avoid or leave work
Example: They didn’t go to school today, they goofed off downtown instead.


Goof on

Meaning: Tease, make fun of
Example: Sorry, that was a bit of a goof on my part!


Goof up

Meaning: Mess, sp il
Example: Don’t goof up. This project is too importance.


Grasp at

Meaning: Try to take hold of something quickly
Example: A businessman will grasp at any chance to make a profit.


Grass on

Meaning: Report someone to a person in authority
Example: His wife wants him to grass on the members of his own gang.


Grass up

Meaning: Report someone to a person in authority
Example: There was shorter grass up here, and the ground curved.


Grey out

Meaning: Disable a function in a computer program, leaving it visible but not working
Example: They greyed out the print button to stop people using it.


Gun for

Meaning: Try to destroy an opponent
Example: They are both gunning for places in the championship.


Gussy up

Meaning: Dress smartly or improve the appearance of something
Example: We gussied up the room before they came.



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