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English noun: paragraph

1. paragraph (communication) one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line

Broader (hypernym)piece of writing, writing, written material

Part meronymtext, textual matter

English verb: paragraph

1. paragraph (social) divide into paragraphs, as of text

SamplesThis story is well paragraphed.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up

2. paragraph (creation) write about in a paragraph

SamplesAll her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

3. paragraph (creation) write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

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