Definition of verb phrase in English:

verb phrase

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noun

Grammar
1A verb with another word or words indicating tense, mood, or person.
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  • The subject nominal is in the oblique form and the verb phrase lacks tense and agreement markers.
  • But that verb doesn't have to be the very first word in the verb phrase.
  • Note the future tense employed by the operative verb phrase here: will support.
2A phrasal verb.

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Word of the day internecine
Pronunciation: ˌintərˈnesēn
adjective
destructive to both sides in a conflict