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phrase

noun [C]  /freɪz/ us  
a group of words expressing a particular idea or meaning: I think the phrase "bundle of energy" describes Mara very well. grammar A phrase is a group of words forming a part of a sentence: In "He was a man of great wealth," "of great wealth" is a prepositional phrase. music A phrase is also a group of notes with a clear beginning and ending within a larger piece of music.
phrasal
adjective  /ˈfreɪ·zəl/ us  

phrase

verb [T]  /freɪz/ us  
to express something in a particular way when speaking or writing: The wording of his resignation was carefully phrased to avoid any admission of guilt.
(Definition of phrase from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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