wouldn't
Date: 1675 would not

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wouldn't — [[t]w ʊd(ə)nt[/t]] Wouldn t is the usual spoken form of would not . They wouldn t allow me to smoke …   English dictionary

  • wouldn't — (would not) v. negative helping verb for indicating future tense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wouldn't — ► CONTRACTION ▪ would not …   English terms dictionary

  • wouldn't — [wood′ nt] contraction would not …   English World dictionary

  • WOULDN'T — contr. would not. Phrases and idioms: I wouldn t know colloq. (as is to be expected) I do not know. * * * /ˈwʊdn̩t/ used as a contraction of would not I wouldn t call him if I were you. I knocked on his door, but he wouldn t answer …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't — /ˈwʊdnt/ (say woodnt) verb 1. contraction of would not. –phrase 2. wouldn t it, Also, wouldn t it rot (or rotate){{}} (or root) you. (an exclamation indicating dismay, disapproval, disgust, etc.) 3. wouldn t you know it!, Colloquial …   Australian English dictionary

  • wouldn't — would|n t [ wudnt ] short form the usual way of saying or writing would not. This is not often used in formal writing: I told you he wouldn t come …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wouldn't — /wood nt/ contraction of would not: I wouldn t ask her. Usage. See contraction. * * * …   Universalium

  • wouldn't — UK [ˈwʊd(ə)nt] / US short form the usual way of saying or writing would not . This is not often used in formal writing I told you he wouldn t come …   English dictionary

  • wouldn't — [ˈwʊd(ə)nt] short form the usual way of saying or writing ‘would not . This is not often used in formal writing I told you he wouldn t come.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • wouldn't — would•n t [[t]ˈwʊd nt[/t]] use contraction of would not[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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