have a word with (someone)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have a word with (someone)

: to talk with someone briefly
  • Could I have a word with you?

Word by Word Definitions

word play
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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