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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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much

  
1   
      adj   abundant, a lot of, ample, considerable, copious, great, plenteous, plenty of, sizeable, substantial  
2   
      adv   a great deal, a lot, considerably, decidedly, exceedingly, frequently, greatly, indeed, often, regularly  
3   
      n   a good deal, a great deal, a lot, an appreciable amount, heaps     (informal)   loads     (informal)   lots     (informal)   plenty  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   inadequate, insufficient, little, scant  
      adv   barely, hardly, infrequently, irregularly, not a lot, not much, occasionally, only just, rarely, scarcely, seldom, slightly  
      n   hardly anything, little, next to nothing, not a lot, not much, practically nothing, very little  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
v.
to train too much, to train excessively
Coaches can't overtrain the athletes before a championship.
adj.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
v.
to practice something excessively, to train too much
adj.
Everything one wants in life, but in a much more dramatic sense.
[Slang] Used in slang as an adjective since 2015. Instead of “these are my goals,” you would say, “Gigi Hadid is goals.”
n.
a small group of people or things within a much larger group
There are a lot of national minorities in my home country (Denmark). We have a lot of people from Poland, Somalia etc.
exp.
love very much (smth. or smb.)
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
adj.
characterizing a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is overly concerned with minor details, rules or formalisms
Ex: Our company doesn't like to deal with this work supervisor because they say he's too draconian and quite pedantic.
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
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
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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