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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: hate /heɪt/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehating
past tensehated
past participlehated
  1. to dislike someone or something very much

    Go away! I hate you!

    I hate the smell of cigarettes.

    1. a.
      if you hate something such as a particular situation or activity, you find it unpleasant or upsetting

      Craig hated the idea of her going away.

      hate to do something:

      I hate to lose any game.

      hate doing something:

      Molly hates sitting still and doing nothing.

      hate someone/something doing something:

      She hated the children staying out too late.

      hate it when:

      I hate it when my parents argue.



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