A multi-word predicate is defined as a case where the predicate as a lexical unit is represented at the surface level of the sentence not only by a finite verb form but where the predicate additionally incorporates, besides the meaning of the finite verb form, the meaning of further words - infinitive verb, noun, adverb (see also the general definition of multi-word lexical units: Section 3, "T-lemmas of multi-word (complex) lexical units").
Multi-word predicates comprise:
Examples: vzít nohy na ramena (=to leg it), mít zelenou (=to get a green light).
Verbal idioms are described together with non-verbal idioms in Section 8, "Idioms (phrasemes)".
verbonominal predicates (with the verb "být (=to be)").
Examples: být veselý (=to be cheerful), být vítězem (=to be victorious).
All constructions with the verb "být (=to be)" are fully described in Section 2, "Constructions with the verb "být" (=to_be)".
modal and phase predicates (see Section 9.1, "Modal and phase predicates").
Examples: muset odejít (=to have to leave), začít pracovat (=to start working).
quasi-modal and quasi-phase predicates (see Section 9.2, "Quasi-modal and quasi-phase predicates").
Examples: mít zájem studovat (=to be interested in studying), ztratit chuť studovat (=to lose the appetite for studying).
complex predicates (see Section 9.3, "Complex predicates").
Examples: provést kontrolu (=to carry out a check), učinit rozhodnutí (=to make a decision).
On borderline cases of multi-word predicates see Section 9.4, "Borderline cases with multi-word predicates".