have

have
have [hav; ] also, as before [ “] to ['' haf]
vt.
had [had; ] unstressed [, həd, əd] having [ME haven (earlier habben) < OE habban, akin to OHG haben, ON hafa, Goth haban < IE base * kap-, to grasp > Gr kaptein, to gulp down, L capere, to take: primary sense, “to hold, have in hand”]
1. to hold in the hand or in control; own; possess [to have wealth]
2. to possess or contain as a part, characteristic, attribute, etc. [she has blue eyes; the week has seven days]
3. to be affected by or afflicted with [to have a cold]
4. to possess by way of experience; experience; undergo [have a good time]
5. to possess an understanding of; know [to have only a little Spanish]
6. to hold or keep in the mind [to have an idea]
7. to declare or state [so gossip has it]
8. to gain possession, control, or mastery of
9.
a) to get, take, receive, or obtain [to have news of someone, have a look at it]
b) to consume; eat or drink [have some tea]
10. to bear or beget (offspring)
11. to perform; carry on; engage in [to have an argument]
12.
a) to cause to [have them walk home]
b) to cause to be [have this done first]
13. to be in a certain relation to [to have brothers and sisters]
14. to feel and show [have pity on her]
15. to permit; tolerate: used in the negative [I won't have this nonsense]
16. Informal
a) to hold at a disadvantage or to overcome [I had my opponent now]
b) to deceive; take in; cheat [they were had in that business deal]
c) to engage in sexual intercourse with Have is used as an auxiliary with past participles to form phrases expressing completed action, as in the perfect tenses (Ex.: I have left, I had left, I shall have left, I would have left, etc.), and with infinitives to express obligation or necessity (Ex.: we have to go) Have got often replaces have: see GET Have is conjugated in the present indicative: (I) have, (he, she, it) has, (we, you, they) have; in the past indicative (I, he, she, it, we, you, they) had Archaic forms are: (thou) hast, hadst, (he, she, it) hath; the present subjunctive is have, the past subjunctive had
n.
a person or nation with relatively much wealth or rich resources [the haves and have-nots]
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have at
to attack; strike
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have done
to stop; get through; finish
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have had it Slang
1. to be exhausted, defeated, disgusted, bored, ready to quit, etc.
2. to be no longer popular, useful, accepted, etc.
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have it good
Informal to be in comfortable circumstances
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have it off
[Brit. Slang] to have sexual intercourse
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have it out
to settle an issue, disagreement, etc. by fighting or discussion
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have on
1. to be wearing; be dressed in
2. [Brit. Informal] to fool (someone) by playing on the person's credulity; trick; kid [you're having me on, aren't you?]
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☆ have to be
Informal to be unquestionably or without doubt [this has to be the best movie of the year]
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have to do with
see phrase under DO1
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to have and to hold
to possess for life: phrase used in certain marriage services

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