What does ‘have’ mean?

The word ‘have’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to own or to experience.

For example:

  • 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)
phrasal verbs with have

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘have’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with hahave around/round/over
phrasal verbs with have - have in
phrasal verbs with have - have it away
phrasal verbs with have - have it in for
phrasal verbs with have - have off
phrasal verbs with have - have on
phrasal verbs with have - have up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with have below.

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?