have

have
v.

1) (d; tr.) ('to keep') have about (BE), around (it's dangerous to have a gun around the house)

2) (d; tr.) to have against ('to consider as grounds for rejection, dislike') (I have nothing against him)

3) (d; tr.) to have for ('to consume') (what are we haveing for dinner?)

4) (colloq.) (d; tr.) to have on ('to possess evidence against') (you have nothing on me)

5) (E) ('to be obligated') we have to leave

6) (H; usu. with words such as nothing, something) I have nothing to say to her; I have nothing to wear; we have smt. to tell you

7) (esp. AE) (I) ('to cause') he had a gardener cut the grass (CE also has: he got a gardener to cut the grass); she had her research assistant look up the information; what would you have me do?

8) (J) we soon had them all laughing

9) (N; used with an adjective; past participle) ('to consume'); ('to cause') I'll have my martini dry; we had a meal sent up to our room; they had the building torn down; he had his hair cut; she had her tonsils removed

10) (misc.) he had two children by his first wife; to have it in for smb. ('to have a grudge against smb.'); she had a strange thing happen to her ('a strange thing happened to her')

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[hæv]
('to cause') I'll have my martini dry
he had his hair cut
she had her research assistant look up the information
she had her tonsils removed
they had the building torn down
we had a meal sent up to our room
we have smt. to tell you
what would you have me do?
she had a strange thing happen to her ('a strange thing happened to her')
to have it in for smb. ('to have a grudge against smb. ')
around (it's dangerous to have a gun around the house)
(E) ('to be obligated') we have to leave
(H; usu. with words such as nothing, something) I have nothing to say to her
(J) we soon had them all laughing
(misc.) he had two children by his first wife
have nothing to wear
(d; tr.) ('to keep') have about (BE)
(esp. AE) (I) ('to cause') he had a gardener cut the grass (CE also has: he got a gardener to cut the grass)
' (d; tr.) to have against (I have nothing against him; 'to consider as grounds for rejection, dislike')
(d; tr.) to have for (what are we haveing for dinner?; 'to consume')
(colloq.) (d; tr.) to have on (you have nothing on me; 'to possess evidence against')

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