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  1. oughtacontraction

    Ought to.

    There oughta be a law against that.

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  1. oughta

    The English modal verbs are a subset of the English auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.). They can be distinguished from other verbs by their defectiveness (they do not have participle or infinitive forms) and by their neutralization (that they do not take the ending -(e)s in the third-person singular). The principal English modal verbs are can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, and must. Certain other verbs are sometimes classed as modals; these include ought, had better, and (in certain uses) dare and need. Verbs which share only some of the characteristics of the principal modals are sometimes called "quasi-modals", "semi-modals", or "pseudo-modals".

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  1. oughta

    The term "oughta" is a colloquial contraction of the phrase "ought to," which is commonly used in informal conversations. It typically implies a moral or social obligation, or the expectation of a certain behavior or action. "Oughta" suggests that someone should do something based on what is considered right, proper, or advisable.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oughta in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oughta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of oughta in a Sentence

  1. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    When the Portland mayor's IQ gets to 75, he oughta sell. :)

  2. Chairman Randall Stephenson:

    I've always said, if you're going to have an activist in your stock, you oughta get a really good one. And these guys are pretty good, so, they had some really good insights and thoughts.

  3. Doug Manning:

    Whoever put Christmas (sorry..Doug would never spell it like that...come ON)"Whoever put Xmas in the middle of Hunting Season oughta be crucified."He stated while opening a can of Miller Lite on the way home from (can you guess?) --> duck Hunting.

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