A predicate can be a verb alone.
It can also be a verb and other components.
Casey throws the ball.
The ball hits Rebecca.
Casey and Rebecca are teammates.
Rebecca gets angry and goes home.
Casey wears the jersey that she wore last season.
The problem is that Rebecca refuses to wear her contact lenses.
Two or more verbs governed by the same subject and joined by and are compound verbs.
I cook and relax every Sunday.
Close reading is time-consuming and demands considerable attention to detail.
They went to the party, ate some cake, and danced until dawn.