a verb that is made up of a verb together with a preposition or an adverb. Examples include get up, finish with sb, fish for sth, pull out, put up with sb/sth. These present particular problems for learners, as their meaning often bears no relation to the usual meaning of the verb alone.
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?'"
a combination of a lexical verb and a verbal particle that forms a single semantic and syntactic unit
an expression consisting of a verb and either an adverb or a preposition that together have a unitary meaning that cannot be deduced from the sum total of the meanings of its constituent parts
a type of verb in English that operates more like a phrase than a word
a verb accompanied by a preposition or adverb, which together create a meaning different from that of the original verb
a verb, followed by a preposition or an adverb
a verb followed by one or two adverbs or prepositions For example, 'give up something' means to stop doing something
a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb
a verb that is combined with a preposition (e
this is a verb combined with a preposition or adverb or both which, when used together, take on a different meaning from the individual words, e.g. 'how did the merger come about?' = How did the merger happen
This is a combination of a verb and a preposition or adverb that usually have a meaning that can’t be understood from each individual word. For example, We’ve run out of cigarettes.
A unit consisting of a verb plus one or two uninflected words like after, in, up, off, or out (see particle) and having the force of a single-word verb: We ran out on them.
In the English language, a phrasal verb is a verb combined with an uninflected preposition, an adverb, or an adverbial particle; for example, "stand up."