phrasal verb definition

  • noun:
    • An English verb complex composed of a verb plus one or even more following particles and acting as an entire syntactic and semantic unit, as look-up in She seemed within the word within the dictionary or She seemed the phrase up inside dictionary.
    • A phrase, comprising a verb and either-or each of a preposition or adverb, that has idiomatic definition.
    • an English verb followed closely by several particles where the combo acts as a syntactic and semantic product

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