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Did vs. Have

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Did

imp. of Do.

Haveverb

(transitive) To possess, own, hold.

‘I have a house and a car.’; ‘Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).

‘I have two sisters.’; ‘I have a lot of work to do.’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.

‘I have breakfast at six o'clock.’; ‘Can I have a look at that?’; ‘I'm going to have some pizza and a beer right now.’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To be scheduled to attend or participate in.

‘What class do you have right now? I have English.’; ‘Fred won't be able to come to the party; he has a meeting that day.’;

Haveverb

(auxiliary verb, taking a past participle) Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.

‘I have already eaten today.’; ‘I had already eaten.’;

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Haveverb

See have to.

‘I have to go.’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To give birth to.

‘The couple always wanted to have children.’; ‘My wife is having the baby right now!’; ‘My mother had me when she was 25.’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse with.

‘He's always bragging about how many women he's had.’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To accept as a romantic partner.

‘Despite my protestations of love, she would not have me.’;

Haveverb

To cause to, by a command, request or invitation.

‘They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.’;

Haveverb

To cause to be.

‘He had him arrested for trespassing.’; ‘The lecture's ending had the entire audience in tears.’;

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Haveverb

To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)

‘The hospital had several patients contract pneumonia last week.’; ‘I've had three people today tell me my hair looks nice.’;

Haveverb

To depict as being.

‘Their stories differed; he said he'd been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.’;

Haveverb

Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below.)

‘We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we?’; ‘Your wife hasn't been reading that nonsense, has she?’;

Haveverb

To defeat in a fight; take.

‘I could have him!’; ‘I'm gonna have you!’;

Haveverb

(dated) To be able to speak a language.

‘I have no German.’;

Haveverb

To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.

‘Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.’;

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Haveverb

To be afflicted with, suffer from.

‘He had a cold last week.’;

Haveverb

To experience, go through, undergo.

‘We had a hard year last year, with the locust swarms and all that.’; ‘He had surgery on his hip yesterday.’; ‘I'm having the time of my life!’;

Haveverb

To trick, to deceive.

‘You had me alright! I never would have thought that was just a joke.’;

Haveverb

To allow; to tolerate.

‘The child screamed incessantly for his mother to buy him a toy, but she wasn't having any of it.’; ‘I asked my dad if I could go to the concert this Thursday, but he wouldn't have it since it's a school night.’;

Haveverb

To believe, buy, be taken in by.

‘I made up an excuse as to why I was out so late, but my wife wasn't having any of it.’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To host someone; to take in as a guest.

‘Thank you for having me!’;

Haveverb

(transitive) To get a reading, measurement, or result from an instrument or calculation.

‘What do you have for problem two?’; ‘I have two contacts on my scope.’;

Haveverb

To consider a court proceeding that has been completed; to begin deliberations on a case.

‘We'll schedule closing arguments for Thursday, and the jury will have the case by that afternoon.’;

Havenoun

A wealthy or privileged person.

Havenoun

(uncommon) One who has some (contextually specified) thing.

Havenoun

A fraud or deception; something misleading.

‘They advertise it as a great deal, but I think it's a bit of a have.’;

Haveverb

To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.

Haveverb

To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.

‘The earth hath bubbles, as the water has.’; ‘He had a fever late.’;

Haveverb

To accept possession of; to take or accept.

‘Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me?’;

Haveverb

To get possession of; to obtain; to get.

Haveverb

To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.

‘I had the church accurately described to me.’; ‘Wouldst thou have me turn traitor also?’;

Haveverb

To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.

Haveverb

To hold, regard, or esteem.

‘Of them shall I be had in honor.’;

Haveverb

To cause or force to go; to take.

Haveverb

To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; - used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.

Haveverb

To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.

‘Science has, and will long have, to be a divider and a separatist.’; ‘The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction.’;

Haveverb

To understand.

‘You have me, have you not?’;

Haveverb

To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.

‘Myself for such a face had boldly died.’;

Havenoun

a person who possesses great material wealth

Haveverb

have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;

‘She has $1,000 in the bank’; ‘He has got two beautiful daughters’; ‘She holds a Master's degree from Harvard’;

Haveverb

have as a feature;

‘This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France’;

Haveverb

of mental or physical states or experiences;

‘get an idea’; ‘experience vertigo’; ‘get nauseous’; ‘undergo a strange sensation’; ‘The chemical undergoes a sudden change’; ‘The fluid undergoes shear’; ‘receive injuries’; ‘have a feeling’;

Haveverb

have ownership or possession of;

‘He owns three houses in Florida’; ‘How many cars does she have?’;

Haveverb

cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;

‘He got his squad on the ball’; ‘This let me in for a big surprise’; ‘He got a girl into trouble’;

Haveverb

serve oneself to, or consume regularly;

‘Have another bowl of chicken soup!’; ‘I don't take sugar in my coffee’;

Haveverb

have a personal or business relationship with someone;

‘have a postdoc’; ‘have an assistant’; ‘have a lover’;

Haveverb

organize or be responsible for;

‘hold a reception’; ‘have, throw, or make a party’; ‘give a course’;

Haveverb

have left;

‘I have two years left’; ‘I don't have any money left’; ‘They have two more years before they retire’;

Haveverb

be confronted with;

‘What do we have here?’; ‘Now we have a fine mess’;

Haveverb

undergo;

‘The stocks had a fast run-up’;

Haveverb

suffer from; be ill with;

‘She has arthritis’;

Haveverb

cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;

‘The ads induced me to buy a VCR’; ‘My children finally got me to buy a computer’; ‘My wife made me buy a new sofa’;

Haveverb

receive willingly something given or offered;

‘The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter’; ‘I won't have this dog in my house!’; ‘Please accept my present’;

Haveverb

get something; come into possession of;

‘receive payment’; ‘receive a gift’; ‘receive letters from the front’;

Haveverb

undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);

‘She suffered a fracture in the accident’; ‘He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars’; ‘She got a bruise on her leg’; ‘He got his arm broken in the scuffle’;

Haveverb

achieve a point or goal;

‘Nicklaus had a 70’; ‘The Brazilian team got 4 goals’; ‘She made 29 points that day’;

Haveverb

give birth (to a newborn);

‘My wife had twins yesterday!’;

Haveverb

have sex with; archaic use;

‘He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable’;

Haveverb

possess, own, or hold

‘have you got a job yet?’; ‘he had a new car and a boat’; ‘I don't have that much money on me’;

Haveverb

possess (a quality, characteristic, or feature)

‘the ham had a sweet, smoky flavour’; ‘the house has gas-fired central heating’; ‘she's got blue eyes’;

Haveverb

provide or indulge oneself with (something)

‘he had himself two highballs’;

Haveverb

be made up of; comprise

‘in 1989 the party had 10,000 members’;

Haveverb

used to indicate a particular relationship

‘do you have a client named Peters?’; ‘he's got three children’;

Haveverb

be able to make use of (something available or at one's disposal)

‘how much time have I got for the presentation?’;

Haveverb

have gained (a qualification)

‘he's got a BA in English’;

Haveverb

possess as an intellectual attainment; know (a language or subject)

‘he knew Latin and Greek; I had only a little French’;

Haveverb

experience; undergo

‘I went to a few parties and had a good time’; ‘I was having difficulty in keeping awake’;

Haveverb

suffer from (an illness, ailment, or disability)

‘I've got a headache’;

Haveverb

let (a feeling or thought) come into one's mind; hold in the mind

‘he had the strong impression that someone was watching him’;

Haveverb

experience or suffer the specified action happening or being done to (something)

‘she had her bag stolen’;

Haveverb

cause to be in a particular state or condition

‘I want to have everything ready in good time’; ‘I had the TV on with the sound turned down’;

Haveverb

cause (something) to be done for one by someone else

‘it is advisable to have your carpet laid by a professional’;

Haveverb

tell or arrange for (someone) to do something for one

‘he had his bodyguards throw Chris out’; ‘she's always having the builders in to do something or other’;

Haveverb

have put (someone) at a disadvantage in an argument

‘you've got me there; I've never given the matter much thought’;

Haveverb

cheat or deceive (someone)

‘I realized I'd been had’;

Haveverb

engage in sexual intercourse with.

Haveverb

be obliged or find it necessary to do the specified thing

‘sorry, we've got to dash’; ‘you don't have to accept this situation’;

Haveverb

be strongly recommended to do something

‘if you think that place is great, you have to try our summer house’;

Haveverb

be certain or inevitable to happen or be the case

‘there has to be a catch’;

Haveverb

perform the action indicated by the noun specified (used especially in spoken English as an alternative to a more specific verb)

‘he had a look round’; ‘the colour green has a restful effect’;

Haveverb

organize and bring about

‘are you going to have a party?’;

Haveverb

eat or drink

‘they had beans on toast’;

Haveverb

give birth to or be due to give birth to

‘she's going to have a baby’;

Haveverb

show (a personal attribute or quality) by one's actions or attitude

‘he had little patience with technological gadgetry’; ‘you never even phoned, and now you've got the cheek to come back’;

Haveverb

exercise or show (mercy, pity, etc.) towards another person

‘God have mercy on me!’;

Haveverb

accept or tolerate

‘I can't have you insulting Tom like that’;

Haveverb

place or keep (something) in a particular position

‘Mary had her back to me’; ‘I soon had the trout in a net’;

Haveverb

hold or grasp in a particular way

‘he had me by the throat’;

Haveverb

be the recipient of (something sent, given, or done)

‘she had a letter from Mark’;

Haveverb

take or invite into one's home so as to provide care or entertainment

‘we're having the children for the weekend’;

Haveverb

used with a past participle to form the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect tenses, and the conditional mood

‘he had asked her’; ‘I have finished’; ‘she will have left by now’; ‘‘Have you seen him?’ ‘Yes, I have.’’; ‘I could have helped, had I known’;

Havenoun

people with plenty of money and possessions

‘an increasing gap between the haves and have-nots’;

Havenoun

a swindle.

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