Maybe so meaning, Maybe so definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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maybe

  
1       adv   You use maybe to express uncertainty, for example when you do not know that something is definitely true, or when you are mentioning something that may possibly happen in the future in the way you describe.  
ADV with cl/group     (vagueness)    (=perhaps)  
Maybe she is in love..., I do think about having children, maybe when I'm 40...     
2       adv   You use maybe when you are making suggestions or giving advice. Maybe is also used to introduce polite requests.  
ADV with cl/group     (politeness)    (=perhaps)  
Maybe we can go to the movies or something..., Wait a while, maybe a few days.     
3       adv   You use maybe to indicate that, although a comment is partly true, there is also another point of view that should be considered.  
ADV cl   (=perhaps)  
Maybe there is jealousy, but I think the envy is more powerful...     
4       adv   You can say maybe as a response to a question or remark, when you do not want to agree or disagree.  
ADV as reply   (=perhaps)  
`Is she coming back?'<emdash>`Maybe. No one hears from her.'     
5       adv   You use maybe when you are making a rough guess at a number, quantity, or value, rather than stating it exactly.  
ADV amount     (vagueness)    (=about)  
The men were maybe a hundred feet away and coming closer.     
6       adv   People use maybe to mean `sometimes', particularly in a series of general statements about what someone does, or about something that regularly happens.  
ADV with cl/group  
They'll come to the bar for a year, or maybe even two, then they'll find another favourite spot.     
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May, may've, mayhem, marble

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Slang
n.
To delibaretly make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want ; scared and follow directions of yours or what you want thing to be ...
n.
something that limits your freedom to so what you want.
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n.
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n.
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n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
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