Definition of who'd in English:

who'd

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  • 1Who had.

    ‘some Americans who'd arrived after lunch’
    • ‘David Batty's touch took the ball beyond John Terry to Keane, who'd only been on the pitch for six minutes.’
    • ‘Regulars said there were an awful lot of people there who'd never been to St Brigid's before.’
    • ‘I then got chatting with a really nice woman who'd come up from Cork.’
    • ‘City police officers who'd been there that day left their outpost to greet him.’
    • ‘Just over a year ago, I applauded a group of Star Wars fans who'd built the Millennium Falcon in their backyard.’
    • ‘While I was in the coma, the doctors told Jim and my family, who'd flown over, to keep talking to me and play music.’
    • ‘I suspect they were visiting a local family and had come to pay respect to two old folks who'd not seen this last winter through.’
    • ‘They would have no compunction about silencing a fellow countryman who'd discovered their hidden lair.’
    • ‘He once went to the help of a man who'd been mugged on Hampstead Heath.’
    • ‘At work, everyone who'd made an effort to be home was totally understanding when their viewings were cancelled.’
    • ‘The woman who'd been sitting at the computer next to mine turned to face me.’
    • ‘Was this the girl who'd created my almost favourite album of all time?’
    • ‘The young men who'd been hiding in the hills filtered back into the town to greet their new protectors.’
    • ‘I'd also looked after an old gent called Jack who'd been a sergeant in charge of a bunch of Irish lads.’
    • ‘When my Mother was 10 years old, my Grandmother returned to visit the family who'd looked after her.’
    • ‘Mainly, everyone there seemed astonished at the number of people who'd turned out.’
    • ‘She learned German and went on a school exchange to Frankfurt, which was so prosperous she wondered who'd won the war.’
    • ‘But all my friends who'd never really listened to them were blown away, and loved it.’
    • ‘As it happened, I got a phone call at work the next morning by a medical student who'd discovered my wallet and traced it back to me.’
    • ‘Alex, who'd dragged me up here to see what he was so excited about seeing himself, was taken aback.’
    1. 1.1 Who would.
      ‘he knew many of the people who'd be there’
      • ‘He also found it helpful to think of the people who'd benefit from the charities he was running for.’
      • ‘They regularly argue over who'd do best at job creation.’
      • ‘But it's the big one that Khan is hell bent on winning now - and who'd back against him?’
      • ‘It would also be great to meet those who'd like to submit some pieces for the next issue of IMAGINE.’
      • ‘You accept that someday your parents will die, but I never saw myself as someone who'd get divorced.’
      • ‘I get a cop who sounds like an old bored man who'd really rather be at the bingo parlor.’
      • ‘The kind of person who'd prefer Havana to Tuscany, the café con leche to the cappuccino.’
      • ‘If Chaucer were alive today, and armed with a shotgun, there wouldn't be a jury in the land who'd convict.’
      • ‘He used to link up with Chris Llewellyn, who'd start his trek from Swansea.’
      • ‘He's in trouble and he's gone for the guys in the team who'd hurt the team most: the leader and the management.’
      • ‘Remove everyone over 60, mostly old men who'd rather there weren't any women here.’
      • ‘The deadline for those who'd like to submit their films is less than a month away, however.’
      • ‘So here are three excellent articles for those who'd like to bury the music industry and dance on its grave.’
      • ‘It's just a real pity that there are people out there who'd like nothing more than to exploit it.’
      • ‘Gosh, who'd have thought being a modern woman could be so complicated?’
      • ‘Frankly, I'm astonished that there's someone else out there who'd stretch to five pounds for it.’
      • ‘Feste tells a fool's tale about those who'd want to tax owners of more than one car.’

Pronunciation

who'd

/huːd/