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English definition of “been”


verb uk   /biːn/ /bɪn/ us  
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).
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