ICSE English Grammar Asides #6 Most commonly used Verbs Followed by Preposition Part Two

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Most Commonly Used Verbs Followed by Preposition  

Part Two
dedicate to

devoted to, give entirely to something or someone

deprive of

to take away something

derive from

to make something from another

divert from

alter the direction or course of action

efficient in

expert at . skilful in

eligible for

qualified for or worthy of

exempt from

leave out, omit

fall in


fall out

disagree with , quarrel over

get along

manage with

get away


get in

enter (conveyance)

get off

send a mail

give away

distribute/ reveal a secret / disclose something

give in

yield/accede to, submit to someone or something

give up

abandon doing something

good at

efficient, skillful

guilt of

have a sense of guilt

hand over

to give the charge/relived of

hint at

to indicate something

inquire into

to check

interfere with

give opinion without being asked for

invite to

invite to dinner/lunch

known for


long for

express a wish

look at

look at something

look after

to take care of

look into

investigate/see into

look forward to

to guess/anticipate

make up

recover/apply cosmetics/compensate for

operate on

do operation

over come by


pass away


patch up

compromise in a quarrel

peculiar to

distinguished nature

pick out

to choose

pick up

increase/arrange in an order/lift in a car

pile up

accumulation of work, etc.

prefer to

give preference

prevail on/upon

to make agree

put up

erect a building/in order/lodge in hotel

ready for


reconcile to


refrain from

stay away/restrain from/withdraw from

release from

make free

remind of

to bring in memory again

respond to

give response

revenge on

retaliate/take revenge

run after


run into

collide with/meet suddenly

run out

out of stock/wear out

run over

crushed/fast reading/ run through

see about

consider/think over

see off

say goodbye

set aside

deferred(a judgement)

set back


suffer from


shoot up

grow up fast

shout at

speak loudly(sense of insult)

shudder at


sick of

tired of

stand by

support/prepared/keep a word

stand for

to represent/toleration

submit to

submission of papers/surrender

surrounded by

circled by all sides

take off

remove/take a short break/time off

tear up

tear in pieces

watch out

to be careful

work for

work for something/ some body



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