Definition of phrasal verb in English:

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phrasal verb

Pronunciation: /ˈfrāzəl vərb/

noun

Grammar
An idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and another element, typically either an adverb, as in break down, or a preposition, for example see to, or a combination of both, such as look down on.
Example sentences
  • It is sometimes possible to match the elements of phrasal verbs and Latinate verbs: climb up with a/scend, climb down with de/scend.
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  • Every word is explained with the related idioms and phrasal verbs and there are ‘Help’ notes all along, to ensure that you do not use the word incorrectly.

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Syllabification: phras·al verb

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