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having
     1. v. present participle of have
     2. n. Something owned; possession; goods; estate.
having something to do
not having children makes less work
     have
                Additional archaic forms are second-person singular present tense hast, third-person singular present tense hath, present participle haveing, and second-person singular past tense hadst.
          1. v. To possess, own, hold.
                I have a house and a car.
                Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!
          2. v. 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.
          3. v. 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.
          4. v. 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.
          5. v. (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.
          6. v. (auxiliary verb, taking a to-infinitive) See have to.
                I have to go.
          7. v. 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.
          8. v. To engage in sexual intercourse with.
                He's always bragging about how many women he's had.
          9. v. To accept as a romantic partner.
                Despite my protestations of love, she would not have me.
          10. v. (transitive with bare infinitive) To cause to, by a command, request or invitation.
                They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
          11. v. (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To cause to be.
                He had him arrested for trespassing.
                The lecture's ending had the entire audience in tears.
          12. v. (transitive with bare infinitive) 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.
          13. v. (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) 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.
          14. v. (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?
                (UK usage) He has some money, hasn't he?
          15. v. (UK, slang) To defeat in a fight; take.
                I could have him!
                I'm gonna have you!
          16. v. (dated) To be able to speak a language.
                I have no German.
          17. v. To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.
                Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.
          18. v. To be afflicted with, suffer from.
                He had a cold last week.
          19. v. 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!
          20. v. To trick, to deceive.
                You had me alright! I never would have thought that was just a joke.
          21. v. (transitive, often with present participle) 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.
          22. v. (transitive, often used in the negative) 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.
          23. v. To host someone; to take in as a guest.
                Thank you for having me!
          24. v. 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.
          25. v. (transitive, of a jury) 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.
          26. n. A wealthy or privileged person.
          27. n. (uncommon) One who has some (contextually specified) thing.
          28. n. (AU, NZ, informal) A fraud or deception; something misleading.
                They advertise it as a great deal, but I think it's a bit of a have.
been
     1. v. past participle of be
     2. v. (obsolete) plural present of be
     3. v. (Southern US) of be
     4. n. (UK dialectal) plural of bee
it had been killed
has anything been moved
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
or
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
happened
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of happen
I wonder what happened to it
and talking about what had happened
     happen
          1. v. (intransitive) To occur or take place.
                Let me tell you how it happened.
          2. v. (transitive, archaic) To happen to; to befall.
          3. v. (intransitive or impersonal, with infinitive) To do or occur by chance or unexpectedly.
                Take an umbrella in case it happens to rain.
                Do you happen to have an umbrella?
                I happened to get wet.
          4. v. (followed by on or upon) To encounter by chance.
          5. adv. (obsolete or dialect) maybe, perhaps.
in
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. adv. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
           He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. adj. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
           in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
in a troubled way
in that cupboard, maybe
the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
he took the cat
the most plausible
distant
     1. adj. Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
           We heard a distant rumbling but didn't pay any more attention to it.   She was surprised to find that her fiancé was a distant relative of hers.   His distant look showed th
     2. adj. Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.
           Ever since our argument, she has been totally distant toward me.
past
     1. n. The period of time that has already happened, in contrast to the present and the future.
           a book about a time machine that can transport people back into the past
     2. n. (grammar) The past tense.
     3. adj. Having already happened; in the past; finished.
           past glories
     4. adj. (postmodifier) Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago.
     5. adj. Of a period of time: having just gone by; previous.
           during the past year
     6. adj. (grammar) Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state.
           past tense
     7. adv. in a direction that passes
           I watched him walk past
           Ignore them, we'll play past them.
           Please don't drive past the fruit stand, I want to stop there.
     8. prep. Beyond in place, quantity or time.
           the room past mine
           count past twenty
           past midnight
     9. prep. Having recovered or moved on from (a traumatic experience, etc.).
in a way of letting what was past and gone go
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