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weak [əv] , weak [həv] , strong [hæv]
(3rd person singular has weak [əz] ; [həz] ; strong [hæz] ; past tense and past participle had weak [əd] ; [həd] ; strong [hæd] ) verb
1) used for forming perfect tenses
[auxiliary verb] used for forming the PERFECT TENSES of verbs. The perfect tenses are used for talking about what happened or began before now, or before another point in time
Has anybody seen Dave this afternoon?[/ex]
I've been looking for you everywhere.[/ex]
‘Have you washed your hands?' ‘Of course I have.'[/ex]
We didn't get a chance to talk to her, but I wish we had.[/ex]
2) have or have got
used for describing sb/sth [T] used for saying what the features or qualities of someone or something are
Dr Morel had dark piercing eyes.[/ex]
The house didn't have electricity.[/ex]
She's got a lot of talent.[/ex]
The museum has a large section devoted to modern art.[/ex]
3) have or have got
own or hold sth [T] to own something, or to be carrying something
They have a house in Hanover Square.[/ex]
If you had a computer, I could email you.[/ex]
What's that you've got in your hand?[/ex]
Do you have a pen I could borrow?[/ex]
I haven't got any money on me.[/ex]
4) do sth
[T] to do or experience something
Can I have a look at your photos?[/ex]
You should have a rest.[/ex]
We almost had an accident on the motorway.[/ex]
I had a feeling I was being watched.[/ex]
Have a nice weekend![/ex]
5) have or have got
stating a relationship [T] used for stating someone's relationship with another person or other people
Stephen has a sister in Minneapolis.[/ex]
I've got a friend who works at the BBC.[/ex]
Gary knew he had some dangerous enemies.[/ex]
6) eat or drink sth
[T] to eat or drink something
Can I have another piece of cake?[/ex]
Why don't you stay and have lunch with us?[/ex]
I'll have the roast beef, please.[/ex]
7) have or have got
saying what is available [T] used for saying what is available
Have you got a double room available?[/ex]
She hadn't got space for me in her car.[/ex]
I didn't have time to cook anything.[/ex]
We' ve got time for a quick swim before breakfast.[/ex]
8) arrange for sth to be done
[T] to arrange for someone to do something
They've had the house redecorated.[/ex]
I'm having my hair cut today.[/ex]
I'll have the porter bring your luggage up.[/ex]
9) have or have got
place or arrange sth [T] used for saying that you have put something in a particular position, or you have arranged it in a particular way
Ralph had his back to the door, so he didn't see me come in.[/ex]
She'd got the book open in front of her.[/ex]
10) have or have got
suffer from sth [T] to suffer from an illness, disease, injury, or pain
I've got a terrible headache.[/ex]
James had malaria while he was working in West Africa.[/ex]
The X-rays show that he has a broken ankle.[/ex]
11) have or have got
receive sth [T] to receive a message, advice, criticism etc
We've not had any news from home.[/ex]
I've had a lot of phone calls today.[/ex]
Did you have any help from your friends?[/ex]
The airline has had thousands of complaints.[/ex]
12) have or have got
be employed [T] to be employed to do a particular job
He can't pay the rent because he hasn't got a job.[/ex]
13) have or have got
referring to arrangements [T] used for saying that you have arranged or planned to do something
I've got an appointment tomorrow afternoon.[/ex]
We have friends coming to dinner.[/ex]
She has a lot of work to do today.[/ex]
14) have or have got
hold sb [T] to be holding someone by a particular part of their body so that they cannot get away
The guard had her by the arm.[/ex]
15) give birth
[T] to give birth to a baby
Linda's having a baby in June.[/ex]
sb had better do sth — used for saying what someone should do[/ex]
You'd better be careful.[/ex]
have (got) it in for sbinformal to want to cause trouble for someone because you dislike them[/ex]
have had itspoken 1) if something has had it, it cannot be used any longer because it is in such bad condition; 2) if someone has had it, they are in serious trouble, or they are going to fail[/ex]
have to do sth; have got to do sth — if you have to do something, you must do it because it is necessary[/ex]
I have to get up early tomorrow.[/ex]
You have to ask Jane if you want any drinks.[/ex]
You don't have to come (=it is not necessary to come) if you don't want to.[/ex]
Questions and negatives using the auxiliary verb have are formed without do: Has the meeting finished? ♦ You haven't eaten anything.For many transitive senses of have, have got can also be used. Questions and negatives with these senses can be formed using have got, have alone, or do: Has he got red hair? ♦ Have you any money? ♦ Does the car have four doors? ♦ I haven't got the courage to tell her. ♦ I'm afraid I haven't the time. ♦ Carol doesn't have much hair left.Questions and negatives with other transitive senses of have are formed with do: Did you have a nice walk? ♦ I didn't have breakfast this morning.In conversation or informal writing the auxiliary use of have is often shortened. Have can be shortened to 've, has can be shortened to 's, and had can be shortened to 'd: They've already left. ♦ John's lost his ticket. ♦ I'd forgotten to tell you. These short forms can be followed by ‘not' to make negative sentences: I've not seen anyone. ♦ She'd not arrived.The ordinary transitive uses of have are not usually shortened, though 've and 'd forms are sometimes possible: I've a sister who lives in York.Short forms are usually used before ‘got': I've got an idea. ♦ Jack's got the tickets.Negative forms can also be shortened: have not can be shortened to haven't, has not can be shortened to hasn't, and had not can be shortened to hadn't.
- have sth against sb
- have sth against sth
- have sth on
- have sth out
- have sb over
- have sb round

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