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have a word

English Meaning 1

speak / have a quick talk >(request / instruction) to have a conversation about a specific thing

English Example 1

“Excuse me Sarah, could I have a word with you in my office please?”
“Yes of course”

English Meaning 2

> sometimes shortened to ‘a word’ (used when we speak English, especially at work)

English Example 2

“James I’d like a word with you about what happened yesterday”

English Meaning 3


English Example 3

“Peter needs do this report again, could you have a quiet word with him please?”
(Learn English, tip: a ‘quiet word’ means tell him in private or where others can’t hear)


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