Here is a list of phrasal verbs beginning with the letter H. Each phrasal verb is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.
To hand an essay or an assignment in is to give it to someone in charge.
- All students must hand in their work before Friday.
- The minister handed in his registration when his involvement in the scam came under public scrutiny.
- As she had received a better job offer she handed in her notice at work.
To hand something on to somebody is to give it to them.
- These stories were handed on verbally from one generation to the next.
- When my sister outgrew her clothes, my mother handed them on to me.
To hand something out is to distribute it.
- The teacher told the students to hand out the pamphlets.
To hand something over to somebody is to give it to them so that they can take control.
- He handed over the reins of the company to his son.
Hang about / around
Even after his friends had gone, he hanged around in the street for a little longer.
- You shouldn’t let your kids hang about in the street after dark.
To hang on is to wait.
- Hang on a minute; I want to talk to you.
To hang out is to spend time somewhere.
- I would rather play with my children than hang out at the bar.