Had definition

had
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(auxiliary) Used to form the pluperfect tense, expressing a completed action in the past (+ past participle).
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Had is defined as to have contained, held or owned something in the past.

An example of had is to have kept up a perfect attendance score until yesterday.

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(auxiliary, now rare) As past subjunctive: ‘would have’.
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Simple past tense and past participle of have.
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to be had
  • to be deceived or taken in
    We've been had in that business deal.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

to be had