English phrasal verbs beginning with “A”
1.abide by = Accept or follow a decision or rule.
e.g. Steve has to abide by what the court says.
2.account for = To explain.
e.g. She has to account for all the money that misses.
3.ache for = Want something or someone a lot.
e.g. My girlfriend has been away for a fortnight – I am aching for her.
4.act on (I) = To take action because of something like information received.
e.g. The police were acting on a tip and they finally caught the gang red-handed.
5.act on (II) = To affect.
e.g. The medicine only acts on infected tissue.
6.act out (I) = Perform something with actions and gestures.