phrasal verb


phrasal verb

noun

grammar : a group of words that functions as a verb and is made up of a verb and a preposition, an adverb, or both

Full Definition of PHRASAL VERB

:  a phrase (as take off or look down on) that combines a verb with a preposition or adverb or both and that functions as a verb whose meaning is different from the combined meanings of the individual words

First Known Use of PHRASAL VERB

1925

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