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Verbs and Phrasal Verbs to do with Transport

Many verbs have different meanings, however this section deals with verbs about work only as related to transport from the vocabulary page. An example is provided only where the verb is commonly used in everyday conversation.

One irregular verb in bold is shown in all its forms.


The Verb (infinitive form) The Meaning An example
( Simple Past Tense)
To bus To take people somewhere by bus. Demonstrators were bussed in from all parts of the country to attend the protest rally. Regular
To carry To transport or take something from one place to another. The porter carried her bags to her room. Regular
To catch You can catch a bus, but you don't need a net or a hook. I think we use the verb "catch" because so many people run after the bus. I caught the bus to the train station. Irregular
To deliver To take goods, letters, parcels etc. to people's houses or places of work. The postman delivered my birthday cards. Regular
To drive To move or travel on land in a motor vehicle, especially as the person controlling the vehicle's movement.
I drove my son to college. Irregular
To hire To pay to use something for a short period.
I hired a car for the fortnight.
To run To (cause to) travel, move or continue in a particular way. The trains ran on time yesterday. Irregular
To take You can take a taxi, but it doesn't mean you steal it! I took a taxi to the train station. Irregular
To taxi (Regarding an aircraft) to move slowly on the ground.

The plane taxied into the hangar. Regular

Phrasal Verbs

The Phrasal Verb The Meaning An example
( Simple Past Tense)
drive off To leave in a car.
The thieves drove off in a BMW. S
run aground If a ship or boat runs aground/ashore, it hits the coast, sometimes becoming stuck there. The ship ran aground in the storm. S
run over If a vehicle or its driver runs over someone or something, the vehicle hits and drives over them. He accidently ran over the rabbit. S
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