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  1. verb.
  2. verbal.
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Examples from the Web for vb

Historical Examples of vb

  • The phrase is merely an adaptation of the F. l'envi, or of the vb.

    Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems

    Geoffrey Chaucer

  • I'll go at eleven and harangue some of those slackers in Vb.

  • There was no time to be lost, for they knew Vb's dialogue was only short.

  • We hang about on the stairs till a teacher says 'Oh, my dear, you're moved into Vb', or whatever the form is.

    Loyal to the School

    Angela Brazil

British Dictionary definitions for vb


abbreviation for
  1. verb
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abbreviation for (in transformational grammar)
  1. verbal constituent
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