Definition of “didn't” - English Dictionary

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“didn't” in British English

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didn't

uk /ˈdɪd.ənt/ us /ˈdɪd.ənt/

short form of did not:

We didn't get to our hotel until after midnight.

More examples

  • He was sent to prison for a crime that he didn't commit.
  • I'm sorry I didn't phone you, but I've been very busy recently.
  • She started gabbling away at me in Spanish and I didn't understand a word.
  • So why didn't Garbo make any films after 1941?
  • There was such a long queue that I didn't bother waiting.
  • He was sent to prison for a crime that he didn't commit.

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

“didn’t” in American English

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didn’t

us /ˈdɪd·ənt/

contraction of did not:

We didn’t arrive until after midnight.

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