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Definition of abhor verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//æb‑//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abhor
    he / she / it abhors
    past simple abhorred
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  1. 1(not used in the progressive tenses) abhor something
  2. 2(formal) to hate something, for example a way of behaving or thinking, especially for moral reasons synonym detest, loathe
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: abhor