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mustn't

  
  
Mustn't is the usual spoken form of `must not'.  
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must     ( musts    plural  )
The noun is pronounced [PH:m][PH:^][PH:s][PH:t].     
Must is a modal verb. It is followed by the base form of a verb.     
1       modal   You use must to indicate that you think it is very important or necessary for something to happen. You use must not or mustn't to indicate that you think it is very important or necessary for something not to happen.  
What you wear should be stylish and clean, and must definitely fit well..., The doctor must not allow the patient to be put at risk...     
2       modal   You use must to indicate that it is necessary for something to happen, usually because of a rule or law.  
Candidates must satisfy the general conditions for admission..., Equipment must be supervised if children are in the house.     
3       modal   You use must to indicate that you are fairly sure that something is the case.  
At 29 Russell must be one of the youngest ever Wembley referees..., I'm sure he must feel he has lost a close family friend, because I know I do..., I must have been a bore.     
4       modal   You use must, or must have with a past participle, to indicate that you believe that something is the case, because of the available evidence.  
`You must be Emma,' said the visitor..., Miss Holloway had a weak heart. She must have had a heart attack...     
5       modal   If you say that one thing must have happened in order for something else to happen, you mean that it is necessary for the first thing to have happened before the second thing can happen.  
In order to take that job, you must have left another job...     
6       modal   You use must to express your intention to do something.  
I must be getting back..., I must telephone my parents..., He told the Prime Minister that he felt he must now leave.     
7       modal   You use must to make suggestions or invitations very forcefully.  
You must see a doctor, Frederick..., You must see the painting Paul has given me as a wedding present...     
8       modal   You use must in remarks and comments where you are expressing sympathy.  
This must be a very difficult job for you...     
9       modal   You use must in conversation in expressions such as `I must say' and `I must admit' in order to emphasize a point that you are making.,   (emphasis)    This came as a surprise, I must say..., I must admit I like looking feminine...     
10       modal   You use must in expressions such as `it must be noted' and `it must be remembered' in order to draw the reader's or listener's attention to what you are about to say.  
It must be noted, however, that not all British and American officers carried out orders..., It must be stated that this illness is one of the most complex conditions known to man.     
11       modal   You use must in questions to express your anger or irritation about something that someone has done, usually because you do not understand their behaviour.,   (feelings)    Why must she interrupt?..., Must you always run when the pressure gets too much?     
12       modal   You use must in exclamations to express surprise or shock.,   (emphasis)    `Go! Please go.'<emdash10001`You must be joking!'..., I really must be quite mad!...     
13       n-count   If you refer to something as amust, you mean that it is absolutely necessary.  
INFORMAL   usu a N in sing  
The new 37th issue of National Savings Certificates is a must for any taxpayer...     
14    You say `if you must' when you know that you cannot stop someone doing something that you think is wrong or stupid.  
if you must      phrase   usu PHR inf  
If you must be in the sunlight, use the strongest filter cream you can get..., `Could I have a word?'<emdash>`Oh dear, if you must.'...     
15    You say `if you must know' when you tell someone something that you did not want them to know and you want to suggest that you think they were wrong to ask you about it.  
if you must know      phrase   PHR with cl  
`Why don't you wear your jogging shorts Mum?'<emdash>`Well, my legs are too skinny, if you must know.'     


must-     
Must- is added to verbs such as `see', `have', or `read' to form adjectives and nouns which describe things that you think people should see, have, or read. For example, a must-have is something which you think people should get, and a must-win game is one which a team needs to win.     (JOURNALISM or, INFORMAL)      comb in adj and n-count  
...a list of must-see movies...     
must've     
Must've is the usual spoken form of `must have', especially when `have' is an auxiliary verb.  

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must

  
[1]  
      n   duty, essential, fundamental, imperative, necessary thing, necessity, obligation, prerequisite, requirement, requisite, sine qua non  

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n.
is a sarcastic phrase, actualy point's out someone's pessimism
v.
am not
as in, I amn't going to the store. to replace the word ain't.
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
v.
To first know a little, then to think about it and finally you must imagine.
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'

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