Phrasal Verb

Phrasal verbs are multi-word verbs that, like single-word verbs, convey action of the body or mind or occurrences. Phrasal verbs consist of a basic verb + another word or words, usually a preposition or adverb. Example: speak (basic verb) + up (preposition)

Phrasal Verb:
rear back

Meaning / Example:

1. [for a horse] to pull back and up onto its hind legs in an effort to move backward rapidly or throw a rider.
> The animal reared back in terror.

2. [for a person] to pull back and stand up or sit up straighter.
> He reared back in his chair and looked perturbed.

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Phrasal verbs, also called two-word verbs, are idiomatic expressions wherein the second element of the verb (the adverb or particle) is not necessarily predictable.

A compilation of 50 phrasal verbs.
Phrasal Verb