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verb [transitive] own pronunciation in American English /oʊn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleowning
past tenseowned
past participleowned
  1. 1
    to legally have something, especially because you have bought it

    I’ve always wanted to own a little cabin in the woods.

    Before she died, she had given away nearly everything she owned.

    Larry doesn’t own a car – in fact, he doesn’t even know how to drive.

  2. 2
    old-fashioned to admit that something is true
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    own sb/get owned to defeat sb completely; to be completely defeated

    I totally owned everybody in the first grand prix.

    To all the people saying the game was rigged, you got owned.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/06/2013

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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