contraction of would not: I wouldn't ask her.
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- wouk, herman,
- would rather,
- would that,
- wouldn't dream of,
- woulfe bottle,
- wound clip
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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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