been

been pp. of BE (Cf. be). Dismissive slang phrase been there, done that attested from 1994 (been there "had the experience," usually of something disreputable, is from 1880s).

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  • been — [bi:n, bın US bın] [: Old English; Origin: gebeon] 1.) the past participle of ↑be 2.) a) used to say that someone has gone to a place and come back been to ▪ I ve never been to Japan. have been to do sth ▪ Have you been to see the Van Gogh… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • been — been; car·a·been; car·been; cau·been; gom·been; she·been; …   English syllables

  • Been — [OE. beon, ben, bin, p. p. of been, beon, to be. See {Be}.] The past participle of {Be}. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of {Be}. See 1st {Bee}. [1913 Webster] Assembled been a senate grave and stout. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • been-to — UK US noun [countable] [singular been to plural been tos] west african informal someone who has lived in the UK, especially for part of their education Thesaurus: educated people and experts …   Useful english dictionary

  • been — / bot bonyo been / voet futu …   Woordenlijst Sranan

  • Been — may refer to:*pungi, wind instrument *Rudra Veena, string instrument *past participle of the verb to …   Wikipedia

  • Been — Been, S. Behen …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • been — the past participle of be …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • been — [bin; ] often [ ben; bēn] vi. [ME ben < OE beon: see BE] pp. of BE …   English World dictionary

  • Been — Mario Been Spielerinformationen Voller Name Mario Been Geburtstag 11. Dezember 1963 Geburtsort Rotterdam, Niederlande Position Mittelfeld Vereine als Aktiver1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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