Phrasal Verbs Starting With R


Phrasal verbs start with ‘R’ (Phrasal Verbs With R). A Phrasal verb like Race off, Rack off, Rack out, Rack up, Rain off, and more.

Phrasal Verbs Starting With R


Race off

Meaning: Hurry away, leave somewhere quickly
Example: They Raced off when the police arrived.


Rack off

Meaning: Used to tell someone to go away because they’re annoying you
Example: Take your roof rack off your car when you aren’t using it, for more savings.


Rack out

Meaning: Sleep, take a nap
Example: I’m tired- I’m going to rack out.


Rack up

Meaning: Acquire a lot of something
Example: A legal background can help you rack up bonus points in your job search.


Rack up

Meaning: Damage
Example: Now your phone can help you rack up savings all over town!


Rain down on

Meaning: Fall in large numbers
Example: Bombs and poison gas would rain down on undefended cities.


Rain off

Meaning: Be postponed or stopped by rain (usually passive)
Example: She held an old piece of cloth over them both to keep the rain off.


Rain out

Meaning: Be postponed or stopped by rain (usually passive)
Example: This coat was supposed to keep rain out, but water has soaked through.


Ramble on

Meaning: Talk at length without getting to the point
Example: The old woman rambled on about her misfortunes.


Ramp up

Meaning: Increase amount, price, speed or power of something
Example: The company announced plans to ramp up production to 10,000 units per month.


Rap out

Meaning: Say something firmly and loudly
Example: He used to rap out messages on the wall when he was in prison.


Rat on

Meaning: Inform authorities about someone’s wrongdoings
Example: She has a rat on top of the living room door on Christmas Day, for example, and it will last her two days.


Rat out

Meaning: Inform the authorities about someone
Example: She was delighted that I was not hurt, and threw the dead rat out of the window.


Rat through

Meaning: Look for something hurriedly
Example: I Ratted through the papers on my desk but couldn’t find the letter.


Ratchet up

Meaning: Increase
Example: The debate should ratchet up awareness of the problem among members of the general public.


Rattle off

Meaning: Quote figures rapidly
Example: It is no use teaching the pupils to rattle off the ancient poems which they do not understand at all.


Reach out

Meaning: Stretch your arm to get something
Example: The government needs to reach out to those on the margins of society.


Reach out for

Meaning: Try to achieve something difficult
Example: They reach out for some of the techniques as a panacea for ills that run far deeper.


Reach out to

Meaning: Ask for help
Example: The government needs to reach out to those on the margins of society.


Read off

Meaning: Read a list aloud for someone to write down
Example: Read off the figures to me, and I’ll see if they are correct.


Read out

Meaning: Read aloud rather than silently
Example: The announcer read out the names of the players before the game began.


Read up on

Meaning: Research
Example: It’s a good idea to read up on a company before going for an interview.


Reason out

Meaning: Come to a conclusion or solution after some thought
Example: The workers have reasoned out that the real power is in their own hands.


Reckon on

Meaning: The minimum expected
Example: Forget the present, Holly, reckon on the future.


Reel in

Meaning: Catch a fish on a line and pull the line to land
Example: The programme reels in more than 13 million viewers a show.


Reel in

Meaning: Attract people, especially customers, to get them to do what you want them to
Example: It was like a rerun of the reel in which my father was edited out.


Reel off

Meaning: Quote statistics or facts rapidly
Example: He could reel off the dates of the kings of England.


Reel out

Meaning: Unwind
Example: The firemen reeled out the hoses from their fire engine.


Rein in

Meaning: Control someone or something to stop them causing more trouble
Example: If he values your work, he may rein in his abusiveness.


Rent out

Meaning: Let, grant a service or allow usage for a fee
Example: She decided to rent out a room to get extra income.


Ride off

Meaning: Go away on a bike, horse, etc
Example: They often ride off on minor issues in an important meeting.


Ride on

Meaning: Depend on
Example: The success will ride on our determination.


Ride out

Meaning: Survive a difficult time
Example: Many companies did not manage to ride out the recession.


Ride up

Meaning: Move higher on the body (of clothes)
Example: It was a long train ride up to our prep school in Boston, and there were guys on that train.


Rip into

Meaning: Criticise
Example: This famous politician often ripped into his opponents in the newspaper.


Rip off

Meaning: Charge excessively or obtain money unfairly
Example: They went so far as to rip off banks in broad daylight.


Rip on

Meaning: Criticise or insult
Example: The media are ripping on the government.


Rise above

Meaning: Not be affected by something negative like bad luck, criticism, etc.
Example: Temperatures rarely rise above zero in winter.


Rise to

Meaning: Respond positively or well to a difficult or challenging situation
Example: International support has given rise to a new optimism in the company.


Rise up

Meaning: Revolt
Example: A woman called on the population to rise up against the government.


Rock up

Meaning: Arrive
Example: This machine crushes the rock up so that it can be used for road building.


Romp in

Meaning: Win easily
Example: I remember an athletic romp in his hayloft with my brother and some of the cousins.


Romp through

Meaning: Do something easily or quickly
Example: The film, the last to be supervised by Walt Disney, is a colourful romp through Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories.


Room in

Meaning: To keep a mother and baby together after the birth
Example: There’s room in the cellar to store unused furniture and what have you.


Rope in

Meaning: Get somebody to help
Example: She was found hanged by a rope in the garage of their home.


Rope into

Meaning: Get someone to help or become involved, usually when they don’t want to
Example: Slowly and carefully he made the thick, pliable rope into a noose.


Rope off

Meaning: Extend ropes or barriers across or around an area
Example: We spooled the rope off the drum, and put it down the hill.


Rough out

Meaning: Make a draft or sketch of something without much detail
Example: His daily work is to rough out the lenses for cameras.


Rough up

Meaning: Assault
Example: If you rough up the surface bit, the paint will stick better.


Row back

Meaning: Retreat from a position
Example: The government was forced to row back on an austerity plan that would have involved wage cuts.


Rule out

Meaning: Exclude a possibility
Example: Rule out neatly any words which you don’t wish the examiner to read.


Rustle up

Meaning: Make something quickly without much preparation
Example: He promised to rustle up some young actors in a few days.


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