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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.

phras′al verb′


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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The Decline of the Prefixes and the Beginnings of the English Phrasal Verb. Turku: Turun Yliopisto.
It is important that all learners develop at least a receptive awareness, which will help them decode the phrasal verbs that they encounter in spoken and written texts, while those learners aspiring to be expert users need to be able to produce at least the more common phrasal verb combinations appropriately (Armstrong 2009).
But it is in the phrasal verb that the complexity of this motion and the multivalent space it draws become apparent.
In order to express this idea, a phrasal verb is used in Spanish.
This would justify why Spanish students have serious problems in learning phrasal verbs. Let us consider some instantiations of the phrasal verb make a very polysemic lexical item:
Al estudiante se le ofrece una lista con los phrasal verbs utilizados en el texto y, debajo, una lista con frases en las que deben llenar el hueco con el phrasal verb que aparece en el texto pero en una frase escogida en otro contexto.
Another on dominoes shows how to make phrasal verb dominoes and collocation dominoes.
(15.) If we consider the adverb zusammen 'together', which can be combined with a verb to form a phrasal verb, as a reciprocal marker in formations like zusammensto[beta]en 'colride', zusammenarbeiten 'cooperate', zusammenprallen 'clash', zusammen kommen 'get together', etc., German could also be analyzed as having an affixal strategy.
In "The man filled up the gas tank," "up" is a verb particle (i.e., part of a phrasal verb), not a preposition.
The intransitive use of the phrasal verb ongean(ge)wendan, with postposition of the adverb in finite forms, is insufficiently documented in the dictionaries and in the pertinent lexical study.(47) It occurs in Old English either without further specification or with a prepositional to phrase:(48) (1.) 'to return' AElfric: Catholic Homilies, first series (ed.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition (AHD3), displays more than 16,000 new words and meanings and 2,800+ idioms and phrasal verbs. (I don't know about you, but I had to look up phrasal verb; it's a combination of a verb and one or more adverbs or prepositions, e.g., phase in, catch on, take off, put up with.)
A similar example with Estonian phrasal verb valja minema 'to go out' is (3e): (3e) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] PREF-go-2 PL anywhere out: ILL 'let's go out somewhere'