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verbal (s), verbals (pl) (noun forms)
1. A statement, specifically a damaging admission, alleged to have been made by a suspected criminal and offered in evidence against him at a trial: "He admitted in his verbal to the arresting officer that he did break into the restaurant after it was closed and stole food."
2. A noun, or other part of speech, derived from a verb; for example, a form of a verb ending in "-ing" used as a noun: "Dancing" as in "she teaches dancing."

Nouns like "walking" and "sleeping," as well as adjectives like "bored" and "exhausted" are verbals.

  • "Walking was difficult in this heat."
  • "Sleeping was the only cure for his exhaustion."
  • "He was told that exhausted was no excuse for driving off into the ditch."
  • "Bored was one reason for going home before the end of the concert."
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