Definition of linking verb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


linking verb

BrE BrE//ˈlɪŋkɪŋ vɜːb//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪŋkɪŋ vɜːrb//
(also copula) (grammar)
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a verb such as be or become that connects a subject with the adjective or noun (called the complement ) that describes it In ‘She became angry’, the verb ‘became’ is a linking verb.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: linking verb