Definition of 'verb'
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Anyone learning a language needs to take care with irregular verbs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And the verb phrase at the end makes no sense at all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Make your subject and your verb agree. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)Both subject and verb should be singular or both should be plural. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)She continued with the irregular verbs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But chutney isn't a verb or an adjective. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When the subject receives the action, the verb is in the passive voice. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)The structure of the English finite verb phrase is really rather beautiful. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)She'll soon learn how irregular verbs go too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A noun that receives the action of the verb is called a direct object. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)A verb and its subject must agree in number. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The dictionary defines the verb abuse as 'to use something to a bad effect or for a bad purpose. Christianity Today (2000)He uses many adjective complements, adding to the description of the subject by placing an adjective modifying the subject after the verb. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)The verb 'to pour' means to emit something in a stream. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The verb 'to lay' means to set down. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is there truly a verb 'to herb '? Times, Sunday Times (2016)First, it didn't seem to have any irregular verbs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An example is the verb 'to buy '. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'verb'
British English: verb /vɜːb/ NOUN
A verb is a word such as `sing' or `feel' which is used to say what someone or something does or what happens to them, or to give information about them.
- American English: verb
- Arabic: فِعْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: verbo
- Chinese: 动词
- Croatian: glagol
- Czech: sloveso
- Danish: verbum
- Dutch: werkwoord
- European Spanish: verbo
- Finnish: verbi
- French: verbe
- German: Verb
- Greek: ρήμα
- Italian: verbo
- Japanese: 動詞
- Korean: 동사 문법
- Norwegian: verb
- Polish: czasownik
- European Portuguese: verbo
- Romanian: verb
- Russian: глагол
- Spanish: verbo
- Swedish: verb
- Thai: คำกริยา
- Turkish: fiil
- Ukrainian: дієслово
- Vietnamese: động từ
Definition of verb from the Collins English Dictionary
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