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phrasal verb

  

      n   (in English grammar) a phrase that consists of a verb plus an adverbial or prepositional particle, esp. one the meaning of which cannot be deduced by analysis of the meaning of the constituents  
``take in'' meaning ``deceive'' is a phrasal verb     
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phrasal  
      adj   of, relating to, or composed of phrases  
  phrasally      adv  


phrasal verb  
      n   (in English grammar) a phrase that consists of a verb plus an adverbial or prepositional particle, esp. one the meaning of which cannot be deduced by analysis of the meaning of the constituents  
``take in'' meaning ``deceive'' is a phrasal verb     

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phrasally, phaseal, phrase

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