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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Contraction of had: He'd already left.
  • Contraction of would: I'd rather walk than drive.
  • Contraction of did: Who'd you ask?

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  • v. had (marking the pluperfect tense)
  • v. Had, possessed.
  • v. would
  • v. Did.
  • suffix traditional English past tense indicator, largely replaced by -ed.
  • suffix Used to form the past tense of some verbs that are in the form of numerals, letters, and abbreviations, especially in online communication. Compare ’s.

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