The word ‘have’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to own or to experience.
- I have 6 cats. (own)
- I had a great time. (experience)
Have is an irregular verb. The past tense is had and the past participle is had.
phrasal verbs with have
Phrasal verbs with ‘have’ include:
- Have around/round/over (invite)
- Have in (supplies)
- Have it away (have sex)
- Have it in for (hold a grudge)
- Have off (time off work)
- Have on (wear)
- Have up (arrest)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘have’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
idioms with verbs – HAVE
Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.
Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with have, how about learning the idioms with have too?