[ wood-nt ]
/ ˈwʊd nt /
contraction of would not:I wouldn't ask her.
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usage note for wouldn't
Words nearby wouldn't
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British Dictionary definitions for wouldn't
/ (ˈwʊdənt) /
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
- butter wouldn't melt
- caught dead, wouldn't be
- not (wouldn't) lift a finger
Also see undernot.
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