A phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both, the meaning of which is different from the meaning of its separate parts.
Meaning / Example:
1. to sink, submerge, or descend into something.
> It might take days for the oil to sink in, so you have time to clean it up.
2. [for knowledge] to be understood.
> I pay careful attention to everything I hear in calculus class, but it usually doesn't sink in.
A phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or adverb or both and that functions as a verb whose meaning is different from the combined meanings of the individual words.
A compilation of 50 phrasal verbs.