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hate

verb [I or T] uk   us   /heɪt/
A2 to dislike someone or something very much: Kelly hates her teacher. She hated the cold dark days of winter. I hate it when you do that. [+ -ing verb] I have always hated speaking in public. I hate him telling me what do to all the time. [+ to infinitive] I hate (= do not want) to interrupt, but it's time we left. I'd hate (= would not like) you to think I didn't appreciate what you'd done.
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hated
adjective uk   /ˈheɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
He was the most hated teacher in the school.
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hate

noun [C or U] uk   us   /heɪt/
C1 an extremely strong dislike: She gave him a look of pure hate. The feelings of hate grew stronger every day.UK One of my pet hates (= one of the main things I dislike) is people who use your name all the while when they're speaking to you.
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