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nothing

  

      pron  
1    indefinite   no thing; not anything, as of an implied or specified class of things  
I can give you nothing     
2    no part or share  
to have nothing to do with this crime     
3    a matter of no importance or significance  
it doesn't matter, it's nothing     
4    indicating the absence of anything perceptible; nothingness  
5    indicating the absence of meaning, value, worth, etc.  
to amount to nothing     
6    zero quantity; nought  
7    be nothing to  
a    not to concern or be significant to (someone)  
b    to be not nearly as good as  
8    have or be nothing to do with   to have no connection with  
9    have (got) nothing on  
a    to have no engagements to keep  
b    to be undressed or naked  
c    Informal   to compare unfavourably with  
10    in nothing flat  
Informal   in almost no time; very quickly or soon  
11    nothing but   not something other than; only  
12    nothing doing  
Informal   an expression of dismissal, disapproval, lack of compliance with a request, etc.  
13    nothing if not   at the very least; certainly  
14    nothing less than or nothing short of   downright; truly  
15    (there's) nothing for it   (there's) no choice; no other course  
16    there's nothing like   a general expression of praise  
there's nothing like a good cup of tea     
17    there's nothing to it   it is very simple, easy, etc.  
18    think nothing of  
a    to regard as routine, easy, or natural  
b    to have no compunction or hesitation about  
c    to have a very low opinion of  
19    to say nothing of   as well as; even disregarding  
he was warmly dressed in a shirt and heavy jumper, to say nothing of his thick overcoat     
20    stop at nothing   to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless  
      adv  
21    in no way; not at all  
he looked nothing like his brother     
      n  
22    Informal   a person or thing of no importance or significance  
23    sweet nothings   words of endearment or affection  
     (Old English nathing, nan thing, from nan none1 + thing1)  
Nothing normally takes a singular verb, but when nothing but is followed by a plural form of a noun, a plural verb is usually used: it was a large room where nothing but souvenirs were sold  


good-for-nothing  
      n  
1    an irresponsible or worthless person  
      adj  
2    irresponsible; worthless  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adv.
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.
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.

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