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[yoov; unstressed yoo v, yuh v] /yuv; unstressed yʊv, yəv/
contraction of you have:
You've already been there.
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Examples from the web for you've
  • We're sorry you've encountered a problem with your subscription or other purchase.
  • And then you've got the ability of the audience member to receive it.
  • There is no need for a revolution when you've got the vote.
  • But it's the easy thing to do and then say you've done something.
  • They're amazing: check out the slide show, and let us know in the comments if you've experienced any of them for yourself.
  • In past interviews, you've avoided talking about meaning in your own work.
  • Either you're delusional or you've read too much communist propaganda.
  • It is beyond hypocrisy to demonize those who have provided the funds which you've eagerly requested for decades.
  • We tell you your position in line for a book you've requested, along with how many copies of it are available.
  • you've been wishing and planning, and letting your heads run on one thing and another, till you've set my mind a-wandering too.
British Dictionary definitions for you've


/juːv; unstressed jʊv/
you have
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