Definition of adverbial particle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


adverbial particle

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an adverb used especially after a verb to show position, direction of movement, etc. In ‘come back’, ‘break down’ and ‘fall off’, ‘back’, ‘down’ and ‘off’ are all adverbial particles.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adverbial particle