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much  


      determiner  
1   
a    usually used with a negative   a great quantity or degree of  
there isn't much honey left     
b    (as pronoun)  
much has been learned from this     
2    a bit much  
Informal   rather excessive  
3    as much   exactly that  
I suspected as much when I heard     
4    make much of      See       make of       4  
5    not much of   not to any appreciable degree or extent  
he's not much of an actor really     
6    not up to much  
Informal   of a low standard  
this beer is not up to much     
7    think much of   used with a negative   to have a high opinion of  
I don't think much of his behaviour     
      adv  
8    considerably  
they're much better now     
9    practically; nearly (esp. in the phrase much the same)  
10    usually used with a negative   often; a great deal  
it doesn't happen much in this country     
11    (as) much as   even though; although  
much as I'd like to, I can't come     
      adj  
12    predicative; usually used with a negative   impressive or important  
this car isn't much        (See also)        more       most  
     (Old English mycel; related to Old English micel great, Old Saxon mikil, Gothic mikils; compare also Latin magnus, Greek megas)  
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n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
n.
well-known, and highly respected
exp.
love very much (smth. or smb.)
n.
idiot, ridiculous person
colloquial
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
adj.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
v.
to train too much, to train excessively
Coaches can't overtrain the athletes before a championship.
n.
person at a party
n.
person addicted to heroine
slang
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
n.
a person passionate about astronomy
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
v.
to practice something excessively, to train too much
n.
a person born on February 29
syn.: leaper
n.
a militarist; person who urges war
Synonyms: warmonger, militant
n.
a person who hunts wild animals
HUNTING
n.
a popular person in a community
n.
A really small person even when old
n.
unattractive person, looking dirty and/or smelling bad
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
n.
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
[Fam.]
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
n.
person who assists elderly people in their daily life
v.
to overshare is to share too much intimate information with somebody
"sorry, have I overshared?"
n.
"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).
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]

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