they've
Date: 1611 they have

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • they've — [ðeıv] the short form of they have ▪ They ve had a lot of trouble with their car …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • they've — [ ðeıv ] short form the usual way of saying or writing they have when have is an AUXILIARY VERB. This is not often used in formal writing: They ve been talking about building a new house for years …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • they've — (they have) n. verb used together with another verb to express past tense; they possess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • they've — ► CONTRACTION ▪ they have …   English terms dictionary

  • they've — [thāv] contraction they have …   English World dictionary

  • they've — contr. they have. * * * /dhayv/ contraction of they have. Usage. See contraction. * * * they ve noun A contraction of they have • • • Main Entry: ↑they * * * they’ve UK [ðeɪv] US short form the usual way of saying or writing ‘they have’ when ‘hav …   Useful english dictionary

  • they've — especially BrE the short form of they have , used especially in verb compounds: They ve had a lot of trouble with their car. | They really need the money, because they ve a new baby to think of now …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • they've — [[t]ðeɪv[/t]] They ve is the usual spoken form of they have , especially when have is an auxiliary verb. The worst thing is when you call friends and they ve gone out …   English dictionary

  • they've — UK [ðeɪv] / US short form the usual way of saying or writing they have when have is an auxiliary verb. This is not often used in formal writing They ve been talking about building a new house for years …   English dictionary

  • they've — [ðeɪv] short form the usual way of saying or writing ‘they have when ‘have is an AUXILIARY VERB. This is not often used in formal writing They ve been talking about buying a new house for years.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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