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Meaning of phrasal verb

phras'al verb'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Gram. Gram.
  1. a combination of verb and one or more adverbial or prepositional particles, as catch on, take off, bring up, or put up with, functioning as a single semantic unit and often having an idiomatic meaning that could not be predicted from the meanings of the individual parts.
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