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nothing

  

      pron  
1    indefinite   no thing; not anything, as of an implied or specified class of things  
I can give you nothing     
2    no part or share  
to have nothing to do with this crime     
3    a matter of no importance or significance  
it doesn't matter, it's nothing     
4    indicating the absence of anything perceptible; nothingness  
5    indicating the absence of meaning, value, worth, etc.  
to amount to nothing     
6    zero quantity; nought  
7    be nothing to  
a    not to concern or be significant to (someone)  
b    to be not nearly as good as  
8    have or be nothing to do with   to have no connection with  
9    have (got) nothing on         
a    to have no engagements to keep  
b    to be undressed or naked  
c    Informal   to compare unfavourably with  
10    in nothing flat  
Informal   in almost no time; very quickly or soon  
11    nothing but   not something other than; only  
12    nothing doing  
Informal   an expression of dismissal, disapproval, lack of compliance with a request, etc.  
13    nothing if not   at the very least; certainly  
14    nothing less than or nothing short of   downright; truly  
15    (there's) nothing for it   (there's) no choice; no other course  
16    there's nothing like   a general expression of praise  
there's nothing like a good cup of tea     
17    there's nothing to it   it is very simple, easy, etc.  
18    think nothing of  
a    to regard as routine, easy, or natural  
b    to have no compunction or hesitation about  
c    to have a very low opinion of  
19    to say nothing of   as well as; even disregarding  
he was warmly dressed in a shirt and heavy jumper, to say nothing of his thick overcoat     
20    stop at nothing   to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless  
      adv  
21    in no way; not at all  
he looked nothing like his brother     
      n  
22    Informal   a person or thing of no importance or significance  
23    sweet nothings   words of endearment or affection  
     (Old English nathing, nan thing, from nan none1 + thing1)  
Nothing normally takes a singular verb, but when nothing but is followed by a plural form of a noun, a plural verb is usually used: it was a large room where nothing but souvenirs were sold  
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have  
      vb   , has, having, had   mainly tr  
1    to be in material possession of; own  
he has two cars     
2    to possess as a characteristic quality or attribute  
he has dark hair     
3    to receive, take, or obtain  
she had a present from him, have a look     
4    to hold or entertain in the mind  
to have an idea     
5    to possess a knowledge or understanding of  
I have no German     
6    to experience or undergo  
to have a shock     
7    to be infected with or suffer from  
to have a cold     
8    to gain control of or advantage over  
you have me on that point     
9    usually passive  
Slang   to cheat or outwit  
he was had by that dishonest salesman     
10    foll by: on   to exhibit (mercy, compassion, etc., towards)  
have mercy on us, Lord     
11    to engage or take part in  
to have a conversation     
12    to arrange, carry out, or hold  
to have a party     
13    to cause, compel, or require to (be, do, or be done)  
have my shoes mended     
14    takes an infinitive with: to   used as an auxiliary to express compulsion or necessity  
I had to run quickly to escape him     
15    to eat, drink, or partake of  
to have a good meal     
16    Taboo slang   to have sexual intercourse with  
he had her on the sofa     
17    used with a negative   to tolerate or allow  
I won't have all this noise     
18    to declare, state, or assert  
rumour has it that they will marry     
19    to put or place  
I'll have the sofa in this room     
20    to receive as a guest  
to have three people to stay     
21    to beget or bear (offspring)  
she had three children     
22    takes a past participle   used as an auxiliary to form compound tenses expressing completed action  
I have gone, I shall have gone, I would have gone, I had gone     
23    had better or best   ought to: used to express compulsion, obligation, etc.  
you had better go     
24    had rather or sooner   to consider or find preferable that  
I had rather you left at once     
25    have done      See       done       3  
26    have had it  
Informal  
a    to be exhausted, defeated, or killed  
b    to have lost one's last chance  
c    to become unfashionable  
27    have it   to win a victory  
28    have it away (or off)  
Taboo     (Brit)  
slang   to have sexual intercourse  
29    have it coming  
Informal   to be about to receive or to merit punishment or retribution  
30    have it in for  
Informal   to wish or intend harm towards  
31    have it so good   to have so many benefits, esp. material benefits  
32    have to do with  
a    to have dealings or associate with  
I have nothing to do with her     
b    to be of relevance to  
this has nothing to do with you     
33    I have it  
Informal   I know the answer  
34    let (someone) have it  
Slang   to launch or deliver an attack on, esp. to discharge a firearm at (someone)  
35    not having any   foll by: of  
Informal   refusing to take part or be involved (in)  
      n  
36    usually pl   a person or group of people in possession of wealth, security, etc.  
the haves and the have-nots         See also       have at       have in       have on       have out       have up  
     (Old English habban; related to Old Norse hafa, Old Saxon hebbian, Old High German haben, Latin habere)  


have-a-go  
      adj  
Informal   (of people attempting arduous or dangerous tasks) brave or spirited  
a have-a-go pensioner     
have at  
      vb   intr, prep  
Archaic   to make an opening attack on, esp. in fencing  
have in  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to ask (a person) to give a service  
we must have the electrician in to mend the fire     
2    to invite to one's home  
have-not  
      n   usually pl   a person or group of people in possession of relatively little material wealth  
have on  
      vb   tr  
1    usually adv   to wear  
2    usually adv   to have (a meeting or engagement) arranged as a commitment  
what does your boss have on this afternoon?     
3    adv  
Informal   to trick or tease (a person)  
4    prep   to have available (information or evidence, esp. when incriminating) about (a person)  
the police had nothing on him, so they let him go     
have out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to settle (a matter) or come to (a final decision), esp. by fighting or by frank discussion (often in the phrase have it out)  
2    to have extracted or removed  
I had a tooth out     
have up  
      vb   tr, adv; usually passive   to cause to appear for trial  
he was had up for breaking and entering     

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have

  
1    hold, keep, obtain, occupy, own, possess, retain  
2    accept, acquire, gain, get, obtain, procure, receive, secure, take  
3    comprehend, comprise, contain, embody, include, take in  
4    endure, enjoy, experience, feel, meet with, suffer, sustain, undergo  
5      (slang)   cheat, deceive, dupe, fool, outwit, stiff     (slang)   swindle, take in     (informal)   trick  
6      (usually)       have to   be bound, be compelled, be forced, be obliged, have got to, must, ought, should  
7    allow, consider, entertain, permit, put up with     (informal)   think about, tolerate  
8    bear, beget, bring forth, bring into the world, deliver, give birth to  
9    have had it        (informal)   be defeated, be exhausted, be finished, be out, be past it     (informal)   be pooped     (U.S. slang)   be stonkered     (slang)  


have on  
1    be clothed in, be dressed in, wear  
2    be committed to, be engaged to, have on the agenda, have planned  
3      (of a person)   deceive, kid     (informal)   play a joke on, pull someone's leg, take the mickey, tease, trick, wind up     (Brit. slang)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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.
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
scallion (synonym)
exp.
(metaphorically) die
[Fig.]
n.
small handbag without handles
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
n.
bitch (alternative term)
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
exp.
(metaphorically) manipulation attempt
His speech was nothing but smoke and mirrors
n.
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."
v.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
n.
prendre de l'assurance
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
cell mate (in a prison)
[Slang]
adj.
(of sound) hollow and deep-sounding
adj.
tending to repair (also reparatory)
n.
piegamento in avanti (in piedi)
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
got a lot on his plate
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though have just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
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