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Meaning of “did” in the English Dictionary

"did" in British English

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didverb

uk   us   /dɪd/
past simple of do
(Definition of did from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"did" in American English

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did

 us   /dɪd/
past simple of do
(Definition of did from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"DID" in Business English

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DIDnoun [U]

(UK also DDI) uk   us  
COMMUNICATIONS abbreviation for Direct Inward Dial or Direct Inward Dialing: a ​system that ​allows a ​phoneline to be ​connected to more than one ​number, so that ​employees or ​departments in an ​organization can have different ​numbers without each needing a ​separatephoneline: With DID the ​telephonecompany can ​allocate a ​range of ​numbers associated with one or more ​phonelines.
(Definition of DID from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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