verbid

[ vur-bid ]
/ ˈvɜr bɪd /

noun Grammar.

a nonfinite verb form; a verbal; an infinitive, participle, or gerund.

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Origin of verbid

First recorded in 1910–15; verb + -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for verbid

verbid
/ (ˈvɜːbɪd) /

noun

grammar any nonfinite form of a verb or any nonverbal word derived from a verbparticiples, infinitives, and gerunds are all verbids
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