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linking verb

noun [C] uk   us   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.
Translations of “linking verb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 系動詞,連系動詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 系动词,连系动词…
(Definition of linking verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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