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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhave out
he/she/ithas out
present participlehaving out
past tensehad out
past participlehad out
  1. 1
    have something out mainly British to have a tooth removed from your mouth or an organ removed from your body
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  2. 2
    have it out to talk to someone honestly and directly about a problem that is causing disagreement or about something they have done that is making you angry
    have out with:

    He decided to have it out with Rose there and then.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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