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One entry found for ought.
Main Entry: ought
Pronunciation: primarystressodott
Function: helping verb
1 -- used to express duty <we ought to pay our debts>
2 -- used to express what it would be wise to do <you ought to take care of yourself>
3 -- used to express what is naturally expected <they ought to be here by now>
4 -- used to express what is correct <the result ought to be zero>

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