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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloatheloathe /ləʊð $ loʊð/ verb [transitive]  HATEto hate someone or something very much syn detest He loathes their politics.loathe doing something I absolutely loathe shopping.see thesaurus at hateGRAMMAR: Using the progressiveLoathe is not used in the progressive. You say: She loathes housework. Don’t say: She is loathing housework.→ See Verb table
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loatheFearful of Steve Jobs's loathing of slots, however, they kept things quiet.They came from his years of moving from home to home in a city he loathed.But adjustment went on all the same because it was the only way of making yourself tolerate a condition which you loathed.Kemp was loathed by all the other prisoners, who regarded him as a traitor.They were required to remain together in the public eye, but in reality loathed each other cordially.But that distinction is incomprehensible here, where Tupac Amaru is generally loathed for its 12-year campaign of violence.Mrs Morel loathed her husband when he was drunk and violent.If there's one thing I really loathe, it's long car journeys.I really loathe it when people make promises and then don't keep them.Even after years of practice, he still loathed making public speeches.From that time on, it seemed as though I loathed myself and looked for ways to punish my body.She loathes spiders.Many conservatives loathe the current president.He loathed the repressive State and the system which it supported.Some of the Girls enjoyed such encounters; others loathed them: They were that cheeky.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyloathe
he, she, itloathes
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyloathed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave loathed
he, she, ithas loathed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad loathed
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill loathe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have loathed
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