pro-verb

[ proh-vurb ]
/ ˈproʊˌvɜrb /

noun Grammar.

a word that can substitute for a verb or verb phrase, as do in They never attend board meetings, but we do regularly.

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Origin of pro-verb

First recorded in 1905–10; by analogy with pronoun
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