couldn't

[ kood-nt ]
/ ˈkʊd nt /

contraction of could not.

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British Dictionary definitions for couldn't

couldn't
/ (ˈkʊdənt) /

contraction of

could not
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Idioms and Phrases with couldn't

couldn't

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