whatever possessed him/her/you/them

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of whatever possessed him/her/you/them

used to ask why someone did something stupid
  • Whatever possessed him to say such a stupid thing?

Word by Word Definitions

whatever play
  1. : anything or everything that

  2. : no matter what

  3. : whatnot

  1. : any … that : all … that

  2. : no matter what

  3. : of any kind at all

  1. : in any case : whatever the case may be

possessed play
  1. : influenced or controlled by something (such as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea)

  2. : mad, crazed

  3. : urgently desirous to do or have something

him play
  1. : objective case of he

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

them play
  1. : objective case of they

  2. : they

  3. : those

  1. : those


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