would sooner

Definition of would sooner

  1. —used to indicate what someone wants or prefers to do, have, etc. He would sooner lose everything than admit that he was wrong.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : past tense ofwill

    :  wished, desired

    :  wish for :  want

  1. :  a person settling on land in the early West before its official opening to settlement in order to gain the prior claim allowed by law to the first settler after official opening

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