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something

  

      pron  
1    an unspecified or unknown thing; some thing  
he knows something you don't, take something warm with you     
2    something or other   one unspecified thing or an alternative thing  
3    an unspecified or unknown amount; bit  
something less than a hundred     
4    an impressive or important person, thing, or event  
isn't that something?     
      adv  
5    to some degree; a little; somewhat  
to look something like me     
6    foll by an adj  
Informal   (intensifier)  
it hurts something awful     


-something  
      n combining form  
a    a person whose age can be approximately expressed by a specified decade  
b    (as modifier)  
the thirtysomething market     
     (C20: from the US television series thirtysomething)  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
something excellent, impressive
E.g.: The concert was a real doozy.
v.
to feed something incorrectly
n.
something easy to get
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
n.
something that improves morale
id.
put a stop to something
exp.
something is easy to do
v.
the action of expanding, broaden something
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
v.
make something succeed strongly and rapidly
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
v.
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
not to include something
I want to try a diet that excludes dairy products.
n.
A plan done for something bad or illegal.
I will never scheme in the future because it is a bad thing to do.
v.
to practice something excessively, to train too much
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
v.
continue to have something; keep something
n.
something not worthy; something of poor quality; a crap
[Slang] This book is a bag of wank, I am disappointed.
v.
to try to judge something without calculating
Sentence: I always try estimating how much I will spend before going shopping.
exp.
expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
n.
used figuratively, a train crash means something disastrously bad
'this train crash of a policy'
exp.
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
n.
the most important or central part of something
[US] The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857.
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly

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