Meaning of “linking verb” in the English Dictionary

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"linking verb" in British English

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linking verbnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌvɜːb/ us /ˈlɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌvɝːb/ specialized

a verb that connects the qualities of an object or person to that object or person:

In the sentence "My bags weigh 45 kg", "weigh" is a linking verb.

(Definition of “linking verb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"linking verb" in American English

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linking verbnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɪŋ·kɪŋ ˌvɜrb/

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.

(Definition of “linking verb” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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