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[woo d-nt]
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  1. contraction of would not: I wouldn't ask her.
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British Dictionary definitions for wouldn't


contraction of
  1. would not
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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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