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-n't

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a contraction of not:
didn't; hadn't; couldn't; shouldn't; won't; mustn't.
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-n't

contraction
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not: used as an enclitic after be and have when they function as main verbs and after auxiliary verbs or verbs operating syntactically as auxiliaries: can't, don't, shouldn't, needn't, daren't, isn't
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