pretty much (or nearly or well)


pretty much (or nearly or well)
pretty much (or nearly or well)
informal
very nearly.
pretty

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • pretty — adjective (prettier, prettiest) 1》 attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful. 2》 informal used ironically to express displeasure: he led me a pretty dance. adverb informal to a moderately high degree; fairly. noun (plural… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pretty — 1 / prIti/ adverb (+ adj/adv) spoken 1 fairly, though not completely: I m pretty sure he ll say yes. | Life on the farm was pretty tough. see rather 2 very: It s pretty hard to see how we ll manage. 3 pretty well also pretty much very nearly;… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pretty nearly — Almost • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/nearly/ phrase almost They look pretty much the same, don’t they? …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty well — Almost, more or less • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/nearly/ phrase almost They look pretty much the same, don’t they? …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty near — pretty ˈmuch/ˈwell idiom (BrE also pretty ˈnearly) (NAmE also pretty ˈnear) (informal) almost; almost completely • One dog looks pretty much like …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty — pret|ty1 W3S2 [ˈprıti] adv [+ adjective/adverb] spoken 1.) fairly or more than a little ▪ I m pretty sure he ll say yes. ▪ She still looks pretty miserable. see usage note ↑rather 2.) very ▪ Dinner at Luigi s sounds pretty good to me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pretty — I UK [ˈprɪtɪ] / US adverb Word forms pretty : comparative prettier superlative prettiest mainly spoken *** 1) fairly My TV s getting pretty old now. Tom looks pretty tired. 2) very The weather s been pretty awful, hasn t it? pretty good: I can… …   English dictionary


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