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linking verb

noun [C]  /ˈlɪŋ·kɪŋ ˌvɜrb/ us  
a verb that connects the subject of a sentence to the properties in the predicate: In the sentence "My suitcase weighs 45 pounds," "weighs" is a linking verb.
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