In some senses “have got” is also used, especially in British English.
- (Also have got) [vn] (not used in the progressive tenses) to own, hold or possess sth: He had a new car and a boat. Have you got a job yet? I don’t have that much money on me. She’s got a BA in English.
- (Also have got) [vn] (not used in the progressive tenses) be made up of: In 1999 the party had 10 000 members.
- (Also have got) (not used in the progressive tenses) to show a quality or feature: [vn] The ham had a smoky flavour. The house has gas-fired central heating. They have a lot of courage. [Vn-adj] He’s got a front tooth missing.
- (Also have got) [vn to Inf] (not used in the progressive tenses) to show a particular quality by your actions: Surely she didn’t have the nerve to say that to him?
- (Also have got) [vn] (not used in the progressive tenses) used to show a particular relationship: He’s got three children. Do you have a client named Peters?
- (Also have got) [vn] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be able to make use of sth because it is available: Have you got time to call him? We have no choice in the matter.
- (Also have got) [vn] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be in a position where you ought to do sth: We have a duty to care for the refugees.
- (Also have got) (not used in the progressive tenses) to be in a position of needing to do sth: [vn] I’ve got a lot of homework tonight. [Vn to Inf] I must go – I have a bus to catch.
- (Also have got) [vn + adv. / prep.] (Not used in the progressive tenses) to hold sb/sth in the way mentioned: She’d got him by the collar. He had his head in his hands.
- (Also have got) [vn + adv. / prep.] (Not used in the progressive tenses) to place or keep sth in a particular position: Mary had her back to me. I soon had the fish in a net.
- (Also have got) [vn] (not used in the progressive tenses) to let a feeling or thought come into your mind: He had the strong impression that someone was watching him. We’ve got a few ideas for the title. (Informal) I’ve got it! We’ll call it “Word Magic”.
- (Also have got) [vn] (not used in the progressive tenses) to suffer from an illness or a disease: I’ve got a headache.
- [Vn] to experience sth: I went to a few parties and had a good time. I was having difficulty in staying awake. She’ll have an accident one day.
Have done with sth: (Especially BrE) to finish sth unpleasant so that it does not continue: Let’s have done with this silly argument.
Have had it (Informal)
- To be in a very bad condition, to be unable to be repaired: The car had had it.
- To be extremely tired: I’ve had it! I’m going to bed.
- To have lost all chance of surviving sth: When the truck smashed into me, I thought I’d had it.
- To be going to experience sth unpleasant: Dad saw you scratch the car – you’ve had it now!
- To be unable to accept a situation any longer: I’ve had it (up to here) with him – he’s done it once too often.
Have it (that): To claim that it is a fact that: Rumour has it that we’ll have a new manager soon.
Have (got) it / that coming (to you): To be likely to suffer the unpleasant effects of your actions and to deserve to do so: It was no surprise when she left him – everyone knew he had it coming to him.
Have it in for sb: (Informal) to not like sb and be unpleasant to them
Have it in you (to do sth): (Informal) to be capable of doing sth: Everyone thinks he has it in him to produce a literary classic. You were great. I didn’t know you had it in you.
Have (got) nothing on sb/sth: (Informal) to be not nearly as good as sb/sth
Not having any: (Informal) not willing to listen to or believe sth: I tried to persuade her to wait but she wasn’t having any.
What have you: (Informal) other things, people, etc. of the same kind: There’s room in the cellar to store old furniture and what have you.
Have (got) sth against sb/sth: (Not used in the progressive tenses) to dislike sb/sth for a particular reason: What have you got against Ruth? She’s always been good to you.
Have sb back: To allow a husband, wife or partner that you are separated from to return.
Have sth back: To receive sth that sb has borrowed or taken from you: You can have your files back after we’ve checked them.
Have (got) sth in: (Not used in the progressive tenses) to have a supply of sth in your home, etc.: Have we got enough food in?
Have sb on: (Informal) to try to make sb believe sth that is not true, usually as a joke: You didn’t really, did you? You’re not having me on, are you?
Have (got) sth on (not used in the progressive tenses)
- To be wearing sth: She had a red jacket on. He had nothing (= no clothes) on.
- To leave a piece of equipment working: She has her TV on all day.
- To have arranged to do sth: I can’t see you this week – I’ve got a lot on.
Have (got) sth on sb: [No passive] (Informal) (Not used in the progressive tenses) to know sth bad about sb, especially sth that connects them with a crime: I’m not worried – they’ve got nothing on me.
Have sth out: To cause sth, especially a part of your body, to be removed: I had to have my appendix out.
Have sth out (with sb): To try to settle a disagreement by discussing or arguing about it openly: I need to have it out with her once and for all.
Have sb up (for sth): (BrE, Informal) [Usually passive] to cause sb to be accused of sth in court: He was had up for manslaughter.
Used with the past participle to form perfect tenses: I’ve finished my work. He’s gone home, hasn’t he? “Have you seen it?” “Yes, I have / No, I haven’t. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it. (Formal) Had I known that (= if I had known that) I would never have come?
Have you got / do you have:
Have got is the usual verb in BrE to show possession, etc. in positive statements in the present tense, in negative statements and in questions: They’ve got a wonderful house. We haven’t got a television. Have you got a meeting today?
Questions and negative statements formed with do are also common: Do you have any brothers and sisters? We don’t have a car.