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have

  
[1]     ( has    3rd person present)   ( having    present participle)   ( had    past tense & past participle  )   (AUXILIARY VERB USES)  
In spoken English, forms of have are often shortened, for example I have is shortened to I've and has not is shortened to hasn't.     
1       aux   You use the forms have and has with a past participle to form the present perfect tense of verbs.  
Alex has already gone...      AUX -ed  
My term hasn't finished yet...      AUX -ed  
What have you found so far?...      AUX -ed  
Frankie hasn't been feeling well for a long time.      AUX been -ing  
2       aux   You use the form had with a past participle to form the past perfect tense of verbs.  
When I met her, she had just returned from a job interview...      AUX -ed  
3       aux   Have is used in question tags.  
You haven't sent her away, have you?...      cl AUX n  
4       aux   You use have when you are confirming or contradicting a statement containing `have', `has', or `had', or answering a question.  
`Have you been to York before?'<emdash>`Yes we have.'      AUX  
5       aux   The form having with a past participle can be used to introduce a clause in which you mention an action which had already happened before another action began.  
He arrived in San Francisco, having left New Jersey on January 19th...      AUX -ed  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
v.
to continue to have something, to keep something
Sentence: I think that my English still retains a Japanese accent.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
adj.
fairly large, especially large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
exp.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
n.
to release sth that is tied up
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.

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