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English definition of “phrasal verb”

phrasal verb

noun [C]  /ˈfreɪ·zəl ˈvɜrb/
grammar a combination of a verb and an adverb or a verb and a preposition , or both, in which the combination has a meaning different from the meaning of the words considered separately : " Catch on" is a phrasal verb meaning to understand .
(Definition of phrasal verb noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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