What are Phrases?
In simple words, phrases are 'group of words' which have particular meaning when used together.
Phrases may contain two or more words.
You can also define 'phrase' in the following words:
Phrase is a group of words acting as a single part of speech and not containing both a subject and a verb.
Phrase is said to be apt, brief and cogent expression.
Phrase is a small group of words which may stand together on its own.
Phrases containing two or more words are widely used in daily English. Below is the list of phrases in alphabetical order.
Common English Phrases — A
[Meaning: badly affected]
Age defying beauty products
Age-old conventions / custom / tradition / social norms
Lower / upper age limit
[Meaning: each and every one; completely; in the highest degree]
Animal rights groups
[Meaning: the opposite of; opposite to; preventing]
Anti-auto theft squad team
Anti-corruption body / watchdog
Anti-graft activist / court
Anti-national destabilizing agenda
Anti-national elements / mindset
Anti-obscene calls cell
Anti-terror cooperation / system
Anti-terrorism intelligence unit
Anti-theft checking campaign
[Meaning: carrying or having weapons]
Nuclear-armed countries / state
Dreadful terror attacks
Maximum impact attack
Vigilante group attack
Attention-grabbing headline / stunts
Callus / confrontation / negative / obstinate / positive attitude
Phrases starting with '-ed, -en, etc. Words'
Abandoned dug-cum bore well
Armed conflict / uprising
Internationally acclaimed poet
Phrases starting with '-ing Words'
Acting chairman of city
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