- 1ID somebody to identify somebody, usually a criminal or a dead body The police haven’t yet managed to ID the suspect.
- 2ID somebody to ask somebody to show a document that shows proof of their name, age, etc. The security guards ID’d everyone at the entrance to the festival.
BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ID
BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//he / she / it ID’s
BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːz//past simple ID’d
BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//past participle ID’d
BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//-ing form ID’ing
BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːɪŋ//