Definition of must-have in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməsthav/


Essential or highly desirable: the must-have blouse of the season
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  • And tonight, we've got the inside scoop on what must-have technology is out there for your cell phone.
  • It's a convenient, must-have tool for every little problem in life.
  • With a bit of encouragement, you can teach children to set aside a portion of pocket money for must-have items.


An essential or highly desirable item: this classic volume is a must-have for any collector
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  • We consulted beauty experts and female athletes and got them essential must-haves and must-dos.
  • Now, I know where to go for all my fave beauty must-haves.
  • Furniture should be seen as an investment, and like a cashmere coat that cost you more than a few paypackets, should be a classic style to which you can add this season's must-haves.

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