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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The verb in a verb phrase that expresses the action, state, or relation and is not an auxiliary verb. In the sentence, The bird has flown, fly is the main verb.

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  • noun grammar the verb in a clause with the highest semantic content

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