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verb [transitive] hate pronunciation in British English /heɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehating
past tensehated
past participlehated
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  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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