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phrase

noun

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  1. a sequence of words having a specific meaning kids drawing literal representations of the phrase “to rain cats and dogs” Synonyms expression, idiom Related Words cliché (also cliche); locution, term; epithet, expletive, name; byword, cry, motto, shibboleth, slogan, watchword; archaism, colloquialism, euphemism, modernism, neologism, provincialism, vulgarism Phrases figure of speech


phrase

verb

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  1. to convey in appropriate or telling terms he had trouble thinking of how to phrase his question for the visiting dignitary Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, express, formulate, put, say, state, word Related Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up


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