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noun [countable] linguistics phrasal verb pronunciation in British English
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singularphrasal verb
pluralphrasal verbs
  1. a combination of a verb and an adverb or preposition, which has a particular meaning, such as ‘look after’, ‘hurry up’, ‘give in’, ‘chill out’, ‘get away with’ and ‘bring up’. For example in the sentence ‘Don’t tell me how to bring up my children!’, ‘bring up’ meansraise’. An adverb or preposition in a phrasal verb is sometimes called a particle.

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