very soon meaning, very soon definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adv   Very is used to give emphasis to an adjective or adverb.  
ADV adj/adv     (emphasis)    The problem and the answer are very simple..., It is very, very strong evidence indeed..., I'm very sorry..., They are getting the hang of it very quickly..., Thank you very much..., The men were very much like my father.     
2    Not very is used with an adjective or adverb to say that something is not at all true, or that it is true only to a small degree.  
not very      phrase   usu PHR adj/adv  
She's not very impressed with them..., It's obviously not used very much..., `How well do you know her?'<emdash>`Not very.'     
3       adv   You use very to give emphasis to a superlative adjective or adverb. For example, if you say that something is the very best, you are emphasizing that it is the best.  
ADV superl     (emphasis)    They will be helped by the very latest in navigation aids..., At the very least, the Government must offer some protection to mothers who fear domestic violence.     
4       adj   You use very with certain nouns in order to specify an extreme position or extreme point in time.  
ADJ n     (emphasis)    At the very back of the yard, several feet from Lenny, was a wooden shack..., I turned to the very end of the book, to read the final words..., He was wrong from the very beginning..., We still do not have enough women at the very top.     
5       adj   You use very with nouns to emphasize that something is exactly the right one or exactly the same one.  
ADJ n     (emphasis)    Everybody says he is the very man for the case..., She died in this very house...     
6       adj   You use very with nouns to emphasize the importance or seriousness of what you are saying.  
ADJ n     (emphasis)    At one stage his very life was in danger..., The very basis of Indian politics has been transformed..., History is taking place before your very eyes.     
7    The expression very much so is an emphatic way of answering `yes' to something or saying that it is true or correct.  
very much so      phrase   PHR as reply, cl PHR     (emphasis)    `Are you enjoying your holiday?'<emdash>`Very much so.'     
8    Very well is used to say that you agree to do something or you accept someone's answer, even though you might not be completely satisfied with it.  
very well      convention  
(=all right)  
`We need proof, sir.' Another pause. Then, `Very well.'..., Very well, please yourself.     
9    If you say that you cannot very well do something, you mean that it would not be right or possible to do it.  
cannot very well do      phrase   V inflects, PHR inf  
He couldn't very well go to her office and force her to write a check..., I said yes. I can't very well say no.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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as soon as possible
deteriorate very quickly
move very fast
very short haircut
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
very imposing or impressive
love very much (smth. or smb.)
be very expensive; cost a lot
he is a very good seller
very hungry
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
go fast, move very quickly
fan of Justin Bieber (young and very popular singer)
word coined in 2010, due to the very wide fan club of Justin Bieber, with a play on words : believer, lieber (dear in German)
expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
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.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
an aspect of something that is very impressive or exciting
often used for houses: the wow factor is its high-tech kitchen
a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
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
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
person who is very important and dear without formally being the spouse
Mydriasis Unilateral : because medication, loss of Eye inervation . Bilateral profound pupillary areflexia isssen in very profound Coma , Cardiac Arrest or in Death
medical term
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.


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