help

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help is part of the Basic English 850.
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help is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
help

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
help

Third-person singular
helps

Past tense
helped

Past participle
helped

Present participle
helping

  1. When someone helps another person do something, they do things to make it easier for the other person to do the thing, or they do part of it for them.
    Will you please help me wash the dishes?

Noun[change]

Singular
help

Plural
helps

  1. (uncountable) Help is the act of helping.
    Will you please give me some help? This is hard for just one person to do.
  2. (uncountable) The help is people who work in a home cooking, cleaning, etc.
    The help arrives as 9 o' clock.