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English definition of “past”

past

adjective
 
 
/pɑːst/
BEFORE NOW [always before noun] B1 having happened or existed before now: past relationships I know this from past experience.In the past
UNTIL NOW [always before noun] B1 used to refer to a period of time before and until the present: I've spent the past ten years in and out of jobs. It's been raining for the past three days.In the past
FINISHED [never before noun] Something that is past has now finished: My student days are past.In the past
past tense A2 the form of the verb that is used to show what happened in the pastVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of past adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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