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phrasal verb

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌfreɪzəlˈvɜːb/
B1 a verb together with an adverb or preposition that has a different meaning to the meaning of its separate parts. For example 'look up' and 'carry on' are phrasal verbs. Parts of speechVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of phrasal verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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