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[yood; unstressed yoo d, yuh d] /yud; unstressed yʊd, yəd/
contraction of you had or you would:
You'd be foolish to pass up such an offer.
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  • you'd reduce water use and end runoff by recycling water in a closed irrigation system.
  • you'd have to give up corn and a whole lot of other things you didn't realize were engineered.
  • Imagine all sorts of meats and vegetables sewn into a pig's stomach and boiled-unless you'd rather not.
  • you'd dial a number, rarely more than seven digits, typically known by heart and fingers.
  • you'd think her da was dead wrong when he worried about the omen of the sun on the day of her birth.
  • There was even a slim chance you'd quickly go bankrupt and be out of the game if you followed this strategy.
  • More important, several things that you'd expect to see if the deleveraging thesis were correct haven't happened.
  • Even the high unemployment rate may be less important politically than you'd think.
  • Apple figured out how to make them something you'd want to use daily.
  • you'd think that the owners would count their blessings.
British Dictionary definitions for you'd


/juːd; unstressed jʊd/
you had or you would
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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