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have round

British and Australian English
This page is about the phrasal verb have round.

Meaning: If you have people round, they visit your home, usually for a meal or for a social gathering.

Synonym: have over

For example:

  • have sb over We're having some friends round for dinner tomorrow night. Would you like to come?

  • have sb over Let's invite some people round for drinks on Sunday. It's been ages since we had anyone over.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

In an hour or so Jill and Ken are having some friends round for dinner, so now they're

a. going out

b. going to bed

c. getting everything ready

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