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English definition of “been”

been

verb     /biːn/ /bɪn/
past participle of be used to mean ' visited ', ' travelled ', or ' arrived ': I've never been to Kenya, but I hope to visit it next year . The postman hasn't been yet . The doctor's just been (= has arrived and left ). used as the past participle of 'go' when the action referred to is finished : She's been to the hairdresser's (= and now she has returned ). beGrammar:Been or gone?We often use been to, instead of gone to, when we refer to completed visits to a place:
(Definition of been verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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