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[ woo d-nt ]
/ ˈwʊd nt /

contraction of would not: I wouldn't ask her.


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Nearby words

wouk, herman, would, would rather, would that, would-be, wouldn't, wouldn't dream of, wouldst, woulfe bottle, wound, wound clip

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British Dictionary definitions for wouldn't


/ (ˈwʊdənt) /

contraction of

would not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with wouldn't


In addition to the idiom beginning with wouldn't

  • wouldn't dream of

also see:

  • butter wouldn't melt
  • caught dead, wouldn't be
  • not (wouldn't) lift a finger

Also see undernot.

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