Meaning of PHASE in English

(~s, phasing, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A ~ is a particular stage in a process or in the gradual development of something.

This autumn, 6000 residents will participate in the first ~ of the project...

The crisis is entering a crucial, critical ~...

Most kids will go through a ~ of being faddy about what they eat.



If an action or change is ~d over a period of time, it is done in stages.

The redundancies will be ~d over two years.

...a ~d withdrawal of American forces from the Philippines.

VERB: usu passive, be V-ed, V-ed


If two things are out of ~ with each other, they are not working or happening together as they should. If two things are in ~, they are working or occurring together as they should.

The Skills Programme is out of ~ with the rest of the curriculum.

PHRASE: usu PHR after v, v-link PHR

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