"was able to" meaning in English

See was able to in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Verb

Head templates: {{head|en|verb form}} was able to
  1. inflection of be able to:
    first-person singular simple past indicative
    Tags: first-person, form-of, indicative, past, singular
    Sense id: en-was_able_to-en-verb-1dD~ZdHd Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 51 49
  2. inflection of be able to:
    third-person singular simple past indicative.
    Tags: form-of
    Sense id: en-was_able_to-en-verb-k9z9yxtM Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 51 49

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This page is a part of the kaikki.org machine-readable English dictionary. This dictionary is based on structured data extracted on 2024-06-04 from the enwiktionary dump dated 2024-05-02 using wiktextract (e9e0a99 and db5a844). The data shown on this site has been post-processed and various details (e.g., extra categories) removed, some information disambiguated, and additional data merged from other sources. See the raw data download page for the unprocessed wiktextract data.

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