belong

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Verb[change]

Plain form
belong

Third-person singular
belongs

Past tense
belonged

Past participle
belonged

Present participle
belonging

  1. (intransitive) If x belongs to y, it is y's
    The umbrella belongs to John; it's his.
  2. (intransitive) If someone belongs to something like a club, they are a member.
    Mary belongs to Greenpeace.
    What does it cost to belong to the library?
    English belongs to the Indo-European language family
  3. (intransitive) If something belongs, it is in the right place.
    That dog doesn't belong in the kitchen
    Where does this book belong?
    I'm a simple girl; I don't belong in this rich house.

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