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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|
|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|