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noun [countable] linguistics  /ˈvɜː(r)b ˌgruːp/
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singularverb group
pluralverb groups
  1. a group containing at least one verb (the head), and often other words such as auxiliaries and modal verbs. For example, ‘could be’, ‘shouted’, ‘must go’, and ‘have been robbed’ are all verb groups.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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