Phrase Phrase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Phrased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Phrasing}.] [Cf. F. phraser.] To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style. ``These suns -- for so they phrase 'em.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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