phrase

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfreɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/freɪz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(frāz)


Inflections of 'phrase' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
phrases
v 3rd person singular
phrasing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
phrased
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
phrased
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

phrase

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. it's just a phrase
  2. phrases and expressions
  3. a [rude, vulgar] phrase
  4. learned a new phrase (today)
  5. tried to use the new phrase
  6. a phrase from the scripture
  7. a phrase that describes
  8. a phrase (commonly) used to describe
  9. the phrase contains [nouns and verbs, prepositions and adverbs]
  10. a book of common (Spanish) phrases
  11. is the key phrase here
  12. [enter, type] in the exact phrase
  13. enter a phrase to search
  14. can sum [it, him] (all) up in one phrase
  15. (adopt) a new turn of phrase
  16. a [song, poem] with catchy phrases
  17. a [Spanish] phrase book
v
  1. phrase [the question, his response, her reply]
  2. phrase your [thoughts, ideas, words]
  3. phrase it [again, more clearly, another way, differently]
  4. [carefully, well, badly, correctly] phrased
  5. [let me, let's] phrase it this way
  6. phrase the [notes, silences, music]
n as adj
  1. a [Spanish] phrase book
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