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noun [countable] phrase pronunciation in American English /freɪz/
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  1. 1
    linguistics a group of words that form a unit within a clause (=a group of words containing a subject and verb)
    the ways in which words combine to form phrases and sentences
  2. 2
    linguistics a group of words that are used together in a fixed expression
    Several of those interviewed used the phrase “being one’s own boss.”
  3. 3
    music a series of musical notes that are part of a piece of music
    the long melodic phrases of Dvorak’s American String Quartet


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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