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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 babyBirthPregnancy
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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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