prepositional-verb

prepositional verb

noun Grammar.
a combination of verb and preposition, often with idiomatic meaning, differing from other phrasal verbs in that an object must always follow the preposition, as take after in The children take after their mother.
Compare phrasal verb.


Origin:
1960–65

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