just like that meaning, just like that definition | English Cobuild dictionary



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1       pron   You use that to refer back to an idea or situation expressed in a previous sentence or sentences.  
They said you particularly wanted to talk to me. Why was that?..., Some members feared Germany might raise its interest rates on Thursday. That could have set the scene for a confrontation with the US.     
      That is also a determiner., det  
The most important purpose of our Health Care is to support you when making a claim for medical treatment. For that reason the claims procedure is as simple and helpful as possible.     
2       det   You use that to refer to someone or something already mentioned.  
The Commissioners get between £50,000 and £60,000 a year in various allowances. But that amount can soar to £90,000 a year...     
3       det   When you have been talking about a particular period of time, you use that to indicate that you are still referring to the same period. You use expressions such as that morning or that afternoon to indicate that you are referring to an earlier period of the same day.  
The story was published in a Sunday newspaper later that week...     
4       pron   You use that in expressions such as that of and that which to introduce more information about something already mentioned, instead of repeating the noun which refers to it.  
FORMAL   PRON of n, PRON pron-rel  
A recession like that of 1973-74 could put one in ten American companies into bankruptcy...     
5       pron   You use that in front of words or expressions which express agreement, responses, or reactions to what has just been said.  
`She said she'd met you in England.'<emdash10001`That's true.'..., `I've never been to Paris.'—`That's a pity. You should go one day.'     
6       det   You use that to introduce a person or thing that you are going to give details or information about.  
FORMAL   In my case I chose that course which I considered right...     
7       det   You use that when you are referring to someone or something which is a distance away from you in position or time, especially when you indicate or point to them. When there are two or more things near you, that refers to the more distant one.  
Look at that guy. He's got red socks..., Where did you get that hat?...     
      That is also a pronoun., pron  
That looks heavy. May I carry it for you?     
8       pron   You use that when you are identifying someone or asking about their identity.  
That's my wife you were talking to..., I answered the phone and this voice went, `Hello? Is that Alison?'     
9       det   You can use that when you expect the person you are talking to to know what or who you are referring to, without needing to identify the particular person or thing fully.  
SPOKEN   Did you get that cheque I sent?...     
      That is also a pronoun., pron  
That was a terrible case of blackmail in the paper today...     
10       adv   If something is notthat bad, funny, or expensive for example, it is not as bad, funny, or expensive as it might be or as has been suggested.  
with brd-neg, ADV adj/adv  
Not even Gary, he said, was that stupid...     
11       adv   You can use that to emphasize the degree of a feeling or quality.  
INFORMAL   ADV adj/adv     (emphasis)    (=so)  
I would have walked out, I was that angry...     
13    You use and all that or and that to refer generally to everything else which is associated with what you have just mentioned.  
and that/and all that      phrase   cl/group PHR     (vagueness)    I'm not a cook myself but I am interested in nutrition and that.     
14    You use at that after a statement which modifies or emphasizes what you have just said.  
at that      phrase   n/adj PHR     (emphasis)    Success never seems to come but through hard work, often physically demanding work at that...     
15    You use that is or that is to say to indicate that you are about to express the same idea more clearly or precisely.  
that is/that is to say      phrase   PHR with cl/group  
I am a disappointing, though generally dutiful, student. That is, I do as I'm told...     
16    You use that's it to indicate that nothing more needs to be done or that the end has been reached.  
that is it      phrase   V inflects  
When he left the office, that was it, the workday was over.     
17    You use that's it to express agreement with or approval of what has just been said or done.  
that's it      convention  
`You got married, right?'—`Yeah, that's it.'     
18    You use just like that    to emphasize that something happens or is done immediately or in a very simple way, often without much thought or discussion.      
just like that             phrase   PHR with cl     (emphasis)    Just like that, I was in love...     
19    You use that's that to say there is nothing more you can do or say about a particular matter.  
that is that      phrase   V inflects  
`Well, if that's the way you want it,' he replied, tears in his eyes, `I guess that's that.'     
    like that  
    this and that  
    this, that and the other  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
just          [1]     (ADVERB USES)  
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1       adv   You use just    to say that something happened a very short time ago, or is starting to happen at the present time. For example, if you say that someone has just arrived, you mean that they arrived a very short time ago.      
ADV before v  
I've just bought a new house..., The two had only just met..., I just had the most awful dream..., I'm only just beginning to take it in that he's still missing.     
2       adv   If you say that you are just    doing something, you mean that you are doing it now and will finish it very soon. If you say that you are just about to do something, or just going to do it, you mean that you will do it very soon.      
ADV before v, ADV about/going to-inf  
I'm just making the sauce for the cauliflower..., I'm just going to walk down the lane now and post some letters..., The Vietnam War was just about to end.     
3       adv   You can use just    to emphasize that something is happening at exactly the moment of speaking or at exactly the moment that you are talking about.      
ADV adv/prep, ADV as/when cl     (emphasis)    Randall would just now be getting the Sunday paper..., Just then the phone rang..., Just as she prepared to set off to the next village, two friends arrived in a taxi.     
4       adv   You use just    to indicate that something is no more important, interesting, or difficult, for example, than you say it is, especially when you want to correct a wrong idea that someone may get or has already got.      
ADV group/cl     (emphasis)    (=simply)  
It's just a suggestion..., It's not just a financial matter..., You can tell just by looking at me that I am all right...     
5       adv   You use just    to emphasize that you are talking about a small part, not the whole of an amount.      
ADV n     (emphasis)    (=only, merely)  
That's just one example of the kind of experiments you can do...     
6       adv   You use just    to emphasize how small an amount is or how short a length of time is.      
ADV amount     (emphasis)    (=only)  
Stephanie and David redecorated a room in just three days...     
7       adv   You can use just    in front of a verb to indicate that the result of something is unfortunate or undesirable and is likely to make the situation worse rather than better.      
ADV before v   (=only)  
Leaving like I did just made it worse...     
8       adv   You use just    to indicate that what you are saying is the case, but only by a very small degree or amount.      
ADV adj/adv/prep, ADV before v  
Her hand was just visible by the light from the sitting room..., I arrived just in time for my flight to London...     
9       adv   You use just    with `might,' `may,' and `could', when you mean that there is a small chance of something happening, even though it is not very likely.      
ADV with modal  
It's an old trick but it just might work...     
10       adv   You use just    to emphasize the following word or phrase, in order to express feelings such as annoyance, admiration, or certainty.      
ADV before v, ADV adj/n     (emphasis)    She just won't relax..., I knew you'd be here. I just knew...     
11       adv   You use just    in expressions such as just a minute and just a moment to ask someone to wait for a short time.      
SPOKEN   ADV n   (=hold on)  
`Let me in, Di.'—`Okay. Just a minute.'     
12       adv   You can use just    in expressions such as just a minute and just a moment to interrupt someone, for example in order to disagree with them, explain something, or calm them down.      
Well, now just a second, I don't altogether agree with the premise.     
13       adv   You can use just    with negative question tags, for example `isn't he just?' and `don't they just!', to say that you agree completely with what has been said.      
SPOKEN   with neg, cl ADV     (emphasis)    `That's crazy,' I said. `Isn't it just?' he said..., `The manager's going to have some tough decisions to make.'—`Won't he just.'     
14       adv   If you say that you can just    see or hear something, you mean that it is easy for you to imagine seeing or hearing it.      
ADV before v   (=almost)  
I can just hear her telling her friends, `Well, I blame his mother!'     
15       adv   You use just    to mean exactly, when you are specifying something precisely or asking for precise information.      
ADV cl/prep/adv  
There are no statistics about just how many people won't vote..., My arm hurts too, just here...     
16       adv   You use just    to emphasize that a particular thing is exactly what is needed or fits a particular description exactly.      
ADV n     (emphasis)    Kiwi fruit are just the thing for a healthy snack..., `Let's get a coffee somewhere.'—`I know just the place.'     
17       adv   You use just    in expressions such as just like, just as...as, and just the same when you are emphasizing the similarity between two things or two people.      
ADV like n, ADV as adj/adv, ADV n     (emphasis)    Behind the facade they are just like the rest of us..., He worked just as hard as anyone...     
18    You use just about to indicate that what you are talking about is so close to being the case that it can be regarded as being the case.  
just about      phrase   PHR n/adj/adv   (=practically)  
What does she read? Just about everything...     
19    You use just about to indicate that what you are talking about is in fact the case, but only by a very small degree or amount.  
just about      phrase   PHR before v, PHR n/adj  
We've got just about enough time to get there.     
    just my luck  
    not just  
    just now  
    only just  
    it just goes to show  

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  




1    blameless, conscientious, decent, equitable, fair, fair-minded, good, honest, honourable, impartial, lawful, pure, right, righteous, unbiased, upright, virtuous  
2    accurate, correct, exact, faithful, normal, precise, proper, regular, sound, true  
3    appropriate, apt, condign, deserved, due, fitting, justified, legitimate, merited, proper, reasonable, rightful, sensible, suitable, well-deserved  
4    absolutely, completely, entirely, exactly, perfectly, precisely  
5    hardly, lately, only now, recently, scarcely  
6    at a push, at most, but, by the skin of one's teeth, merely, no more than, nothing but, only, simply, solely  
,       adj   corrupt, devious, dishonest, inappropriate, inequitable, prejudiced, undeserved, unfair, unfit, unjust, unlawful, unreasonable, untrue  

just about     
all but, almost, around, close to, nearly, not quite, practically, well-nigh  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
c'est bien un coup à lui
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
just joking
rigorously strict or just
Ex.: The judge took the maliciousness of the crime into account and decided upon a rhadamanthine punishment.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
paraprofessional registered physician assistants like nurses
Needs disambiguation with Paramedic when traduction in other languages
sweat excessively
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
drug that produces mydriasis
person that you date
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
something that improves morale
cà fait mon affaire
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
face that people are showing during orgasm
say publicly that something should be done
I never advocate my opinion because I am shy to speak in front of many people.
to release sth that is tied up
used to describe a female who smells like a cabbage and is acting like a bitch
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