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Definition of phase verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] phase somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they phase
he / she / it phases
past simple phased
-ing form phasing
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to arrange to do something gradually in stages over a period of time the phased withdrawal of troops from the area Closure of the hospitals was phased over a three-year period. Phrasal Verbsphase somethinginphase somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: phase