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have

auxiliary verb  /hæv, həv, əv, v/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) us  

have auxiliary verb (PERFECT TENSE)

used with the past participle of other verbs to form perfect tenses: I have heard that story before. "Have we been invited?" "Yes, we have."

have

verb [T]

have verb [T] (DO)

   /hæv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) to do an action: He didn’t have a birthday party this year. The baby is having her nap.    /hæv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) Have can also mean eat or drink: We’re going to have lunch.    /hæv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) To have a baby is to give birth: Glennis had a girl.

have verb [T] (RECEIVE)

   /hæv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) to receive or accept something, or to allow something to happen: I’ll have some more coffee. I just had a phone call from Judy. I won’t have those kids running through my flower bed.

have verb [T] (CAUSE)

   /hæv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) to cause something to happen, or to cause someone to do something: We’re having the house painted. She had her parents come to her house for Thanksgiving. We often have friends over.

have verb [T] (EXPERIENCE)

   /hæv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) to experience something: We had a wonderful vacation. She had her car stolen last week. have a good/great/nice something If you say have a good/great/nice something you are saying that you hope someone enjoys a particular period of time: Thanks for shopping with us, and have a good day! Have a great trip, and drive safely!

have verb [T] (POSSESS)

   /hæv, həv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) (also have got,  /hævˈɡɑt, həv-/) to own or possess something: We have a dog. Have you got a cold? I’ve got a big nose. Have you got any money on you (= Are you carrying money with you)?    /hæv, həv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) (also have got,  /hævˈɡɑt, həv-/) Have can also mean to be related to, or to know: Carol has six sisters. I’ve got a friend who could lend us a car.    /hæv, həv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) (also have got,  /hævˈɡɑt, həv-/) If a store has something, it is available to be bought: While you’re there, see if they have any toothpicks. Note: Have got is used only in the present tense.

have verb [T] (CONTAIN)

   /hæv, həv/ (present tense has  /hæz, həz, əz/, past tense and past participle had  /hæd, həd, əd/) (also have got,  /hævˈɡɑt, həv-/) to contain or include something: The Chicago area has a population of about eight million. Our house has three bedrooms and two baths. We have a few minutes left before the end of class.
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