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refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer
 
 
/rɪˈfɜːr/ verb ( present participle referring, past tense and past participle referred)
SAY B2 to talk or write about someone or something, especially briefly: She didn't once refer to her son. He always referred to his father as 'the old man'.Quoting and making references
RELATE TO If writing or information refers to someone or something, it relates to that person or thing: The sales figures refer to UK sales only.Quoting and making references
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