[[t]ˈfreɪ zəl[/t]] adj.
gram. of, pertaining to, or consisting of a phrase or phrases
Etymology: 1870–75 phras′al•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Phrasal — Phras al, a. Of the nature of a phrase; consisting of a phrase; as, a phrasal adverb. Earlc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phrasal — [frā′zəl] adj. of, like, or consisting of a phrase or phrases phrasally adv …   English World dictionary

  • phrasal — adjective Date: 1871 of, relating to, or consisting of a phrase < phrasal prepositions > • phrasally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phrasal — phrasally, adv. /fray zeuhl/, adj. of, consisting of, or of the nature of a phrase or phrases: phrasal construction. [1870 75; PHRASE + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • phrasal — adjective a) Referring to, or used in the manner of, a phrase. phrasal preposition b) Being a phrase …   Wiktionary

  • phrasal — adj. Phrasal is used with these nouns: ↑verb …   Collocations dictionary

  • phrasal — phrase ► NOUN 1) a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit. 2) Music a group of notes forming a distinct unit within a longer passage. 3) an idiomatic or pithy expression. ► VERB ▪ put into a particular form of words.… …   English terms dictionary

  • phrasal — adj. Gram. consisting of a phrase. Phrases and idioms: phrasal verb an idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and an adverb (e.g. break down) or a verb and a preposition (e.g. see to) …   Useful english dictionary

  • phrasal — phras|al [ˈfreızəl] adj consisting of or relating to a phrase or phrases …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • phrasal — phras|al [ freızl ] adjective FORMAL relating to phrases or consisting of a phrase …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • phrasal — freɪzl n. (Grammar) verb used in combination with one or more other words to create an idiomatic expression (ex: take on, take off) adj. idiomatic, dialectical; containing phrases, containing a group of words that functions as a single unit… …   English contemporary dictionary

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