i'm really touched meaning, i'm really touched definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adv   You can use really to emphasize a statement.  
SPOKEN   usu ADV with v     (emphasis)    I'm very sorry. I really am..., It really is best to manage without any medication if you possibly can...     
2       adv   You can use really to emphasize an adjective or adverb.  
ADV adj/adv     (emphasis)    (=very)  
It was really good..., They were really nice people...     
3       adv   You use really when you are discussing the real facts about something, in contrast to the ones someone wants you to believe.  
usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
My father didn't really love her...     
4       adv   People use really in questions and negative statements when they want you to answer `no'.  
ADV before v     (emphasis)    (=honestly)  
Do you really think he would be that stupid?...     
5       adv   If you refer to a time when something really begins to happen, you are emphasizing that it starts to happen at that time to a much greater extent and much more seriously than before.  
ADV before v     (emphasis)    That's when the pressure really started...     
6       adv   People sometimes use really to slightly reduce the force of a negative statement.  
SPOKEN   ADV after neg, usu ADV with v, also ADV with cl     (vagueness)    I'm not really surprised..., `Did they hurt you?'<emdash>`Not really'...     
7       convention   You can say really to express surprise or disbelief at what someone has said.  
SPOKEN, feelings   `We discovered it was totally the wrong decision.'<emdash>`Really?'...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
there is something really obvious that no one talks about
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
a false acronym created "backwards", i.e. from a phrase deliberately invented to generate the acronym, e.g. posh "port out starboard home".
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
me too
See you later, I'll continue my rounds.


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