case

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case is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
case

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Singular
case

Plural
cases

  1. A case is a container to hold something.
    He opened the case and pulled out his violin.
  2. (law) A case is a matter for police or in court.
    The judge did not accept his case.
  3. (grammar) A case is the form of a noun showing how it is used in a sentence.
    The word "he" is in subject or nominativecase.
  4. A case is a person of a certain kind.
    That man is sure a hard case.

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Plain form
case

Third-person singular
cases

Past tense
cased

Past participle
cased

Present participle
casing

  1. If a police officer cases a house, he or she watches it until something happens.
    We were casing a house all night in Brooklyn.

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