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[weed] /wid/
contraction of we had, we should, or we would.
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  • To meet that demand, we'd need to see a substantial recovery in construction activity.
  • By controlling it, we'd by no means be condoning it.
  • we'd been in a position to see the economic train wreck coming.
  • we'd been planning to make a wondrous appetizer with them.
  • We all loved the garden, thought it looked familiar, and wondered why we'd never photographed it for the magazine.
  • we'd gotten rid of the straw but hadn't figured out what, if anything, should replace it.
  • As locals, we'd seen these places before, but never all together.
  • Strange, adding bacteria to our wine when we'd gone to great lengths to keep bacteria from growing in it until now.
  • we'd handle the teaching and the research, and we'd have administrators in charge of administrative things.
  • These responses are what we'd expect from big companies worried about their reputations.
British Dictionary definitions for we'd


/wiːd; unstressed wɪd/
we had or we would
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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