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dine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food
dinedine /daɪn/ ●●○ verb [intransitive] formal  DFEATto eat dinner He was dining with friends at the Ritz. wine and dine somebody at wine2 dine on/off something dine out
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dineDining alone this evening?You insisted I must wear this to dine, and I am certainly not going to change again now.We dined at the Ritz.The representatives of shire and suburb had arrived on the Monday evening, and had drunk and dined exceedingly well.Adjacent to the hotel, guests may dine in the lively garden restaurant overlooking the river.Guests dined on sea bass and saffron potato mousseline.It's a place where the famous can dine out and not be bothered.I have received an invitation to dine with the Mayor.
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dine
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydine
he, she, itdines
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dined
he, she, ithas dined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dine
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dining
he, she, itis dining
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you, we, theyare dining
Past
I, he, she, itwas dining
you, we, theywere dining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dining
he, she, ithas been dining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dining
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