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phrasal verbnoun [ 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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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