Meaning of “haven't” in the English Dictionary

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"haven't" in British English

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uk /ˈhæv.ənt/ us /ˈhæv.ənt/

short form of have not:

I haven't been to Australia.

More examples

  • I haven't played tennis for years.
  • "I've never been to the States." "I haven't either."
  • You haven't answered my question.
  • Of course the radio isn't working - you haven't plugged it in!
  • Haven't you finished yet? Come on, we've really got to go.

(Definition of “haven't” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"haven’t" in American English

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us /ˈhæv·ənt/

contraction of have not:

I haven’t finished eating.

(Definition of “haven’t” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)