own - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/əʊn/
present tense
I/you/we/theyown
he/she/itowns
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 cottage by the sea.

    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
    informal to defeat someone completely

    I totally owned everybody in the first grand prix.

    get owned:

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

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 19/06/2013
  3. 3
    old-fashioned to admit that something is true

phrasal verbs