Definitions for "Phrasal verb"
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