phrasal verb

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phrasal verb

Phrasal verbs are verb phrases that have idiomatic meanings—that is, their meaning is not obvious from the individual words that make up the phrase.
Phrasal verbs are made up of a verb + a preposition or an adverbial particle, and their meaning is uniquely tied to each particular combination.
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phrasal verb

n.
An English verb complex consisting of a verb and one or more following particles and acting as a complete syntactic and semantic unit, as look up in She looked up the word in the dictionary or She looked the word up in the dictionary.

phrasal verb

n
(Grammar) (in English grammar) a phrase that consists of a verb plus an adverbial or prepositional particle, esp one the meaning of which cannot be deduced by analysis of the meaning of the constituents: "take in" meaning "deceive" is a phrasal verb.

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n.
a combination of verb and one or more adverbs or prepositions, as catch on, take off, or put up with, functioning as a single semantic unit and often having an idiomatic meaning not predictable from the meanings of the individual parts.
[1875–80]

phrasal verb

A verb made up of a verb plus one or more particles, for example “clean up.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phrasal verb - an English verb followed by one or more particles where the combination behaves as a syntactic and semantic unit; "`turn out' is a phrasal verb in the question `how many turned out to vote?'"
verb - the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
Translations
frázové sloveso
fraseverbum
PartikelverbRedewendung
összetett ige
sambandssögn
frázové sloveso
glagol s predlogom
takım fiil

phrasal verb

nPhrasal Verb nt, Verb mit bestimmter Präposition oder bestimmtem Adverb

phrase

(freiz) noun
1. a small group of words (usually without a finite verb) which forms part of an actual or implied sentence. He arrived after dinner.
2. a small group of musical notes which follow each other to make a definite individual section of a melody. the opening phrase of the overture.
verb
to express (something) in words. I phrased my explanations in simple language.
phraseology (freiziˈolədʒi) noun
the manner of putting words and phrases together to express oneself. His phraseology shows that he is a foreigner.
ˈphrasing noun
1. phraseology.
2. the act of putting musical phrases together either in composing or playing.
ˈphrase-book noun
a book (eg for tourists) which contains and translates useful words and phrases in a foreign language.
phrasal verb
a phrase consisting of a verb and adverb or preposition, which together function as a verb. `Leave out', `go without', `go away', are phrasal verbs.
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In the verb-particle construction, "simple personal pronouns must occur between verb and particle, whereas other NPs can occur either in this position or after the particle"; for instance, I phoned him up, I phoned the owner up, I phoned up the owner (Henry 1995: 35).
The unexpected verb-particle construction is not an instance of a simple verb selecting a particle, but rather an example of a complex verb that occurs discontinuously.
And with the verb-particle constructions in (39), part of the act of opening or closing the car window, that is, turning a handle, clearly instantiates the roll `move' schema.