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verb  audio  (vûrb) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Abbr. V or vb.
    1. The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence in most languages.
    2. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, as be, run, or conceive.
  2. A phrase or other construction used as a verb.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English verbe, from Old French, from Latin verbum, word, verb (translation of Greek rhma, word, verb); see wer-5 in Indo-European roots


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