verb group - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics  /ˈvɜː(r)b ˌgruːp/
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.