hateverb [ I or T ]uk /heɪt/ us /heɪt/
A2 to dislike someone or something very much:
Kelly hates her teacher.
I hate it when you do that.
- My job is so routine and boring - I hate it.
- I would hate to lose contact with my old school friends.
- He hates travelling by plane.
- I remember how much I hated doing sums when I was at school.
- As a child I hated my brother, but now we get on wonderfully.
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