Verb-Particle Combinations Begin with H (53)

On this page are 53 Verb-Particle Combinations starting with the letter "H".

Base Past Verb Past Participle Present Participle Definitions Example
Hail from Hailed from Hailed from Hailing from 1. To come from a particular place or originate in a specific location.

2. To be associated with or known for a particular quality, characteristic, or background.
1. She hails from a small town in Texas.

2. The famous actor hails from a family of performers.
Ham up Hammed up Hammed up Hamming up To exaggerate or overact, especially for comedic effect. In the school play, he hammed up his role as the villain, making everyone laugh.
Hammer away Hammered away Hammered away Hammering away 1. To work diligently or persistently on a task or problem.

2. To talk or complain about something continuously or repetitively.
1. She hammered away at her research project until it was complete.

2. He kept hammering away about the need for better communication in the office.
Hammer into Hammered into Hammered into Hammering into 1. To teach or instill something in someone through persistent repetition or instruction.

2. To make someone understand or remember something by emphasizing it repeatedly.
1. The teacher hammered the importance of good manners into her students.

2. The coach hammered the team's strategy into their heads before the big game.
Hammer out Hammered out Hammered out Hammering out 1. To reach an agreement or solution through negotiation or discussion, typically involving compromises from all parties.

2. To work on and resolve a problem or difficulty through persistent effort or discussion.
1. The two sides hammered out a deal after hours of negotiations.

2. The team spent days hammering out the details of their project plan.
Hammer up Hammered up Hammered up Hammering up To exaggerate or overemphasize something. He hammered up the importance of punctuality during his speech.
Hand back Handed back Handed back Handing back 1. To return something to the person who previously owned or gave it.

2. To yield or give up control, authority, or power.

3. To pass something to another person, typically in a sequential or organized manner.
1. After reading the book, he handed it back to the library.

2. The leader decided to hand back control to the original team.

3. The teacher asked the students to hand back their completed assignments.
Hand down Handed down Handed down Handing down 1. To pass something, such as an object, tradition, or decision, from one generation or person to the next.

2. To give a formal judgment, verdict, or decision in a legal or official context.

3. To transmit or communicate information or instructions.
1. The family handed down the antique clock through several generations.

2. The judge handed down a sentence of community service.

3. The teacher handed down the instructions for the upcoming project.
Hand in Handed in Handed in Handing in 1. To submit or deliver something, such as an assignment, document, or application, usually to an authority or organization.

2. To relinquish or give something to someone in authority, often related to a resignation or surrender.
1. Please hand in your completed forms to the receptionist.

2. After years of service, she decided to hand in her resignation letter.
Hand on Handed on Handed on Handing on 1. To pass or transfer something, often a responsibility, task, or possession, to someone else.

2. To convey or transmit information, knowledge, or traditions to another person or generation.
1. The CEO decided to hand on the leadership of the company to his successor.

2. It's important to hand on the family traditions to the younger generation.
Hand out Handed out Handed out Handing out 1. To distribute something to a group of people, often by physically giving it to each person.

2. To provide information, assignments, or tasks to individuals or a group.
1. The teacher handed out the test papers to the students.

2. The manager handed out the new project assignments to the team members.
Hand over Handed over Handed over Handing over 1. To transfer or relinquish something to another person or authority.

2. To surrender or submit to someone's control or authority.
1. The CEO handed over the company to her successor.

2. The suspect eventually hand over the stolen property to the police.
Hang on Hung on Hung on Hanging on 1. To hold onto something tightly or grasp it firmly to maintain stability or avoid falling.

2. To wait or pause for a moment.

3. To continue or persist in a difficult or challenging situation.
1. Hang on to the railing so you don't slip.

2. Hang on for a minute while I grab my coat.

3. They decided to hang on and fight through the tough times.
Hang out Hung out Hung out Hanging out 1. To spend time socializing or relaxing in a casual, leisurely manner, often with friends or acquaintances.

2. To protrude or dangle loosely from a particular place or position.
1. We used to hang out at the local park after school.

2. His shirttail was hanging out of his pants.
Hang over Hung over Hung over Hanging over 1. To extend or dangle over an edge or from a higher position.

2. To linger or remain in one's thoughts or feelings, typically in a negative or troubling way.

3. To be the result or consequence of a previous action or situation.
1. The chandelier hung over the dining table.

2. The feeling of guilt hung over him for days after the accident.

3. The economic downturn was a problem that had been hanging over the country for years.
Hang up Hung up Hung up Hanging up 1. To end a phone call by replacing the receiver or pressing the button on a mobile device.

2. To suspend or delay something, often unintentionally, by encountering a problem or obstacle.

3. To become stuck or entangled on an object.
1. I'll hang up now; we can talk more later.

2. Our plans were hung up due to bad weather.

3. Her dress got hung up on the doorknob.
Hang up Hung up Hung up Hanging up 1. To end a phone call by replacing the receiver or pressing the button on a mobile device.

2. To suspend or delay something, often unintentionally, by encountering a problem or obstacle.

3. To become stuck or entangled on an object.
1. I'll hang up now; we can talk more later.

2. Our plans were hung up due to bad weather.

3. Her dress got hung up on the doorknob.
Harp on Harped on Harped on Harping on To talk or complain about something repeatedly and often to an annoying or excessive degree. He always harps on the same issues, and it's getting tiresome.
Hash out Hashed out Hashed out Hashing out To discuss or negotiate something thoroughly, especially in order to reach an agreement or resolution. We need to hash out the details of the contract before we can proceed.
Hatch out Hatched out Hatched out Hatching out 1. To develop or produce something, such as a plan or idea, after careful thought or consideration. 1. They needed to hatch out a strategy for the upcoming project.
Haul before Hauled before Hauled before Hauling before 1. To bring someone or something before a person or authority for judgment, questioning, or examination. 1. The suspect was hauled before the judge to face trial.
Have on Had on Had on Having on 1. To be wearing clothing or an accessory.

2. To have or possess something, often used in questions to ask if someone currently possesses an item.
1. She had on a beautiful dress for the party.

2. Do you have the report on your desk?
Head back Headed back Headed back Heading back 1. To return to a previous location or point of origin.

2. To go in the direction opposite to one's current course or path.
1. We need to head back home before it gets too late.

2. The hikers decided to head back when they realized they were going the wrong way.
Head for Headed for Headed for Heading for 1. To go in the direction of a particular place or destination.

2. To be likely or destined to experience a particular outcome or situation.
1. We need to head for the airport if we want to catch our flight.

2. If they don't change their strategy, they are headed for financial trouble.
Head off Headed off Headed off Heading off 1. To depart or set out, typically on a journey.

2. To prevent or stop something from happening by taking action in advance.

3. To intercept or redirect someone or something.
1. We're heading off on our vacation tomorrow morning.

2. The quick intervention of the security team headed off a potential crisis.

3. I'll head her off before she reaches the meeting room.
Head over Headed over Headed over Heading over 1. To go to a specific place or destination.

2. To visit someone or something.

3. To transfer or hand over something to someone else.
1. Let's head over to the park and have a picnic.

2. I need to head over to the store and buy some groceries.

3. Can you head over these documents to the legal team for review?
Head to Headed to Headed to Heading to 1. To go in a particular direction or toward a specific place.

2. To start a journey or make one's way to a destination.
1. We're going to head to the beach for the weekend.

2. I need to head to the office early tomorrow for a meeting.
Head toward Headed toward Headed toward Heading toward 1. To move or proceed in the direction of a particular place or goal.

2. To be on a course or trajectory that leads to a specific outcome or situation.
1. We decided to head toward the beach for our afternoon walk.

2. The company's financial decisions were heading toward disaster.
Heal over Healed over Healed over Healing over 1. To recover from an injury or illness gradually.

2. To become whole or complete again after a setback or difficult experience.
1. After several weeks of rest, he finally healed over.

2. The team's morale began to heal over time following their loss.
Heal up Healed up Healed up Healing up To recover from an injury, illness, or other physical condition; to become healthy again. After a few weeks of rest and treatment, his ankle finally healed up.
Heap up Heaped up Heaped up Heaping up 1. To accumulate or gather something, often in a disorganized or haphazard manner.

2. To increase the quantity or amount of something significantly.
1. They decided to heap up the firewood to keep the fire burning all night.

2. The company began to heap up profits after the successful product launch.
Heap with Heaped with Heaped with Heaping with 1. To cover or load something with a large quantity of things, typically in a disorganized or messy manner.

2. To overwhelm or inundate someone with a large amount of something, such as work or responsibilities.
1. The table was heaped with delicious food for the holiday feast.

2. The team was heaped with extra assignments during the busy season.
Hear about Heard about Heard about Hearing about 1. To learn or receive information about something or someone through various means such as news, rumors, or reports.

2. To be informed about an event, situation, or development.
1. I heard about the new job opening from a colleague.

2. Have you heard about the upcoming concert?
Hear of Heard of Heard of Hearing of 1. To learn about or become aware of something or someone, typically through communication or information sources.

2. To be familiar with or knowledgeable about someone or something.
1. Have you ever heard of this new restaurant downtown?

2. I've heard of him, but I don't really know much about him.
Help out Helped out Helped out Helping out 1. To assist or aid someone in a task, problem, or situation.

2. To contribute or provide assistance or support.
1. Can you help out with the cooking tonight?

2. They decided to help out by donating to the charity.
Help up Helped up Helped up Helping up 1. To assist someone in getting to a higher position or standing.

2. To provide support or assistance to someone in a difficult situation or challenge.
1. He helped her up after she fell.

2. The community came together to help up those affected by the natural disaster.
Herd together Herded together Herded together Herding together 1. To gather or assemble a group of animals, especially livestock, into a single location.

2. To bring or gather a group of people or things together into a single location or group.
1. The rancher herded together all the cattle in the field.

2. The teacher herded together the students for a class photo.
Hide away Hid away Hidden away Hiding away 1. To conceal oneself or something in a secretive or isolated place.

2. To keep something secret or hidden from others.
1. He liked to hide away in his cabin in the mountains.

2. She decided to hide away the old family photographs in the attic.
Hinge on Hinged on Hinged on Hinging on 1. To depend on or be contingent upon something.

2. To be based or centered around something.
1. The success of the project will hinge on our ability to secure funding.

2. The entire plot of the movie hinges on a surprising twist.
Hit back Hit back Hit back Hitting back 1. To retaliate or respond aggressively to an attack, criticism, or challenge.

2. To return a blow or attack in a physical confrontation.
1. When provoked, she tends to hit back with sharp words.

2. In the fight, he hit back with a powerful punch.
Hit for Hit for Hit for Hitting for 1. To achieve a particular score or result in a game or competition.

2. To be charged with a fine or penalty for a rule violation or offense.
1. He hit for three home runs in the last game.

2. The referee hit him for a penalty after the foul.
Hit on Hit on Hit on Hitting on 1. To flirt with someone or make romantic advances towards them.

2. To discover or come up with an idea or solution.

3. To find or choose something successfully, often by chance.
1. He was hitting on her at the party, but she wasn't interested.

2. She hit on a brilliant solution to the problem.

3. He hit on a great book at the library.
Hold against Held against Held against Holding against 1. To maintain a negative opinion or judgment about someone or something due to past actions or behavior.

2. To use something as leverage or a reason to blame or accuse someone.
1. I can't hold his mistakes against him forever; people can change.

2. The evidence was not strong enough to hold the charges against the suspect.
Hold in Held in Held in Holding in 1. To control or restrain one's emotions, feelings, or reactions.

2. To keep something within a particular space or container.
1. She tried to hold in her laughter during the serious meeting.

2. Be sure to hold in the handle while pouring to avoid spillage.
Hold off Held off Held off Holding off 1. To delay or postpone something.

2. To keep something or someone at a distance or prevent them from approaching.
1. We decided to hold off the project until we have more information.

2. The police held off the protesters to maintain order.
Hold on Held on Held on Holding on 1. To maintain a grip or grasp on something.

2. To wait or pause momentarily.

3. To persevere or endure despite challenges or difficulties.

4. To keep or retain something.

5. To support or remain loyal to someone or something.
1. Hold on to the railing while climbing the stairs.

2. Please hold on for a moment; I'll be right back with your order.

3. They decided to hold on to their dreams despite the setbacks.

4. I'll hold on to this book for you.

5. He vowed to hold on to his principles.
Hold over Held over Held over Holding over 1. To extend or prolong a particular situation or arrangement.

2. To postpone or reschedule something for a later time.

3. To retain a position or role beyond the expected or normal duration.
1. The negotiations were held over until the following week.

2. Due to the bad weather, they had to hold the event over until the next day.

3. The manager decided to hold her over for another month due to her excellent performance.
Hold up Held up Held up Holding up 1. To delay or slow down the progress of something.

2. To support or lift something with one's hands.

3. To withstand or endure a difficult situation or hardship.

4. To rob or steal from someone using threats or force.
1. The traffic accident held up the morning commute.

2. He had to hold up the heavy beam while the workers secured it in place.

3. Despite the challenges, they managed to hold up during the tough times.

4. The masked robbers held up the bank and made away with a large sum of money.
Hole up Holed up Holed up Holing up 1. To stay in a hidden or protected place, especially to avoid danger or bad weather.

2. To take refuge or shelter in a specific location.
1. During the storm, they decided to hole up in the cabin in the woods.

2. The fugitive holed up in an abandoned building to evade the police.
Hook into Hooked into Hooked into Hooking into 1. To connect or integrate into a system or network, often referring to software or technology.

2. To become involved or engaged in a particular activity or situation.
1. The new software module can easily hook into the existing database.

2. He decided to hook into the local community by volunteering at the neighborhood center.
Hook up Hooked up Hooked up Hooking up 1. To connect or link something to a power source or another device.

2. To meet and form a romantic or sexual relationship with someone.

3. To assemble or set up equipment or machinery.

4. To cooperate or work together with someone.

5. To arrange for a meeting or appointment.
1. Can you hook up the computer to the projector for the presentation?

2. They hooked up at the party and have been dating ever since.

3. We need to hook up the new sound system before the concert.

4. Let's hook up and tackle this project together.

5. I'll hook up with you later to discuss our plans.
Hunt down Hunted down Hunted down Hunting down 1. To search for and pursue someone or something in order to capture, apprehend, or find them.

2. To make a concerted effort to find or locate someone or something, often with great determination.
1. The detective vowed to hunt down the fugitive and bring him to justice.

2. The team is determined to hunt down the rare species of bird they've been researching.
Hurry up Hurried up Hurried up Hurrying up 1. To do something quickly or at a faster pace.

2. To urge someone to do something more quickly.
1. We need to hurry up and finish this project.

2. She hurried up the children to get ready for school.