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have got to

This page is about the collocation have got to

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

must

For example

  • His doctor said he has got to take the pills.

  • I'm sorry, but I've got to go right now or I'll be late.

Note:
Also "have to"

Quick Quiz

"You have got to quit drinking" means you

a. can quit if you want to

b. can drink if you want to

c. have no choice but to quit

Contributor: Matt Errey