must

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[[t]mʌst[/t]]
aux. v. and v. pres. sing. and pl. 1st 2nd pers. and 3rd pers. must,
1) fun (used to express obligation or imperative requirement):
I must keep my promise. We really must go now[/ex]
2) fun (used to express requirement or compulsion by law, social convention, or morality):
The rules must be obeyed. I must say, you look wonderful[/ex]
3) fun (used to express advisability or desirability):
You really must read this book[/ex]
4) fun (used to express inevitability, necessity, or compulsion by natural laws):
All good things must come to an end. One must eat to live[/ex]
5) fun (used to express logical necessity):
There must be some mistake[/ex]
6) fun (used to express strong probability or reasonable expectation):
You must be joking. He must be at least 70[/ex]
7) fun (used to express intention or determination, often persistence in something unwelcome): if you must know;
Must you repeat everything I say?[/ex]
8) fun archaic (sometimes used with ellipsis of go, get, or some similar verb readily understood from the context):
We must away[/ex]
9) fun necessary; vital:
A raincoat is must clothing in this area[/ex]
10) fun something necessary, vital, or required:
Getting enough sleep is a must[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME most(e), OE mōste, past tense of MEmote, OEmot mote II, 3rd sing. ofmotan, c. OFrismōta, OSmōtanto have cause to, must, OHGmuozanmay; cf. empty II
must
[[t]mʌst[/t]] n.
vin the juice of grapes or other fruit during fermentation
Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE < L mustum, short for vīnum mustum new wine III
must
[[t]mʌst[/t]] n.
mold; moldiness; mustiness
IV
must
[[t]mʌst[/t]] n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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