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English definition of “have”

have

verb     strong /hæv/ weak /həv, əv, v/ (past tense and past participle had, present tense singular has)
OWN [T] (also mainly UK have got) A1 to own something: I have two horses . Laura has got beautiful blue eyes .Having and owning - general words
HOLD [T] B1 used to say that someone is holding something, or that someone or something is with them: He had a pen in his hand . She had a small child with her.Having and owning - general words
BE SICK [T] (also mainly UK have got) A1 If you have a particular illness , you are suffering from it: Have you ever had the measles ?Being and falling ill
EAT/DRINK [T] A1 to eat or drink something: We are having dinner at 7 o'clock. Can I have a drink of water ?EatingBiting, chewing and swallowingDrinking
have a bath/sleep/walk, etc A2 used with nouns to say that someone does something: Can I have a quick shower ? Let Mark have a try .Acting and actsDealing with things or people
have difficulty/fun/problems, etc A2 used with nouns to say that someone experiences something: We had a great time in Barcelona.Experiencing and suffering
have a baby A2 to give birth to a baby BirthPregnancy
have sth done B1 If you have something done, someone does it for you: I'm having my hair cut tomorrow . We had the carpets cleaned .Acting and actsDealing with things or peopleCausing things to happen
(Definition of have verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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