Meaning of “you'd” in the English Dictionary

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"you'd" in British English

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uk /juːd/ us /juːd/

short form of you had:

It happened just after you'd left the room.

short form of you would:

You'd be much warmer in your black jacket.

More examples

  • You'd better hurry up!
  • Do have an apple, if you'd like one.
  • You'd never guess she was over 60.
  • I thought you'd be interested in this book.
  • I wondered if you'd ever been to Iraq.

(Definition of “you'd” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"you’d" in American English

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us /jud, jʊd, jəd/

contraction of you had or you would:

You’d (= You would) be warmer in your black jacket.
It happened just after you’d (= you had) left the room.

(Definition of “you’d” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)