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main′ verb′(n.)

  1. a word used as the final verb in a verb phrase, expressing the lexical meaning of the verb phrase, as drink in I don't drink, going in I am going, or spoken in

    We have spoken.

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  1. main verb(Noun)

    the verb in a clause with the highest semantic content


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