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/ laIk; laIk/ v 1 (a) [Tn, Tg, Tsg] find (sb/sth) pleasant or satisfactory; enjoy , []: Do you like fish? ? * She likes him (ie is fond of him) but doesn't love him. , . * She's never liked swimming. . * I didn't like him/his taking all the credit. . (b) [Tt, Tnt, Cn.a] regularly choose (to do sth); prefer (to do sth) : On Sundays I like to sleep late. . * He likes his guests to be punctual. . * `How do you like your tea?' `I like it rather weak.' `?'`.' 2 [Tt, Tg] (in negative sentences ) be unwilling or reluctant to do sth : I didn't like (ie felt reluctant) to disturb you. . * He doesn't like asking for help. . 3 [Tn, Tt, Tnt] (used with should/would/'d to express a wish or preference at a particular time should/would/'d): Would you like something to eat? ? * I'd like to think it over before deciding. . * We would like you to come and visit us. . * (ironic ) So he thinks it's easy, does he? I'd like to see him try! ie He would find it difficult. , ? ! . =>Usage at want1 want1. 4 [Tn] (infml ) (of food) not suit sb's health : I like lobster but it doesn't like me. , . 5 (idm ) if you `like (used as a polite form of agreement or suggestion : `Shall we stop now?' `If you like.' `?'`.' * If you like, we could go out this evening. , . I like his `nerve, `cheek, etc (ironic ) (used as an exclamation to complain that sb's behaviour is too impudent ): `She has written to demand an apology.' `I like her nerve!' `.'`!' I like `that! (ironic ) (used to protest that sth that has been said is untrue or unfair ): `She called you a cheat.' `Well, I like that!' `.'` , !' like the look/sound of sb/sth be favourably impressed by what one has seen of/heard about sb/sth []: I like the look of your new assistant she should do very well. --. * I don't like the sound of that cough oughtn't you to see a doctor? --? that's what `I'd like to know (infml ) (used to express disbelief, suspicion, etc ): Where's all the money coming from? That's what I'd like to know. ? .
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conj (infml ) 1 in the same manner as ...: No one sings the blues like she did. . * Don't think you can learn grammatical rules like you learn multiplication tables. . 2 (esp US) as if ; : She acts like she owns the place, ie is very bossy. , .
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n 1 [sing] person or thing that is like another : You should only compare like with like. . * jazz, rock and the like, ie similar kinds of music * a man whose like we shall not see again * I've never seen the like of it! ie anything so strange, etc. ! 2 (idm ) the likes of sb/sth (infml ) a similar person or thing : He's a bit of a snob won't speak to the likes of me. --.
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NOTE ON USAGE : Note these ways of using Would you like? Would you like?: 1 `Would you like to come to dinner tomorrow?' `Yes, thank you.' (invitation) `?'`, .'. 2 `Would you like to clear the table?' `Okay.' (request) `?'`.'. Sometimes the speaker uses pattern 2 in order to make a complaint 2: `Would you like to turn that music down?' `Yes, sorry.' `?'`, .'
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n 1 [sing] person or thing that is like another : You should only compare like with like. . * jazz, rock and the like, ie similar kinds of music * a man whose like we shall not see again * I've never seen the like of it! ie anything so strange, etc. ! 2 (idm ) the likes of sb/sth (infml ) a similar person or thing : He's a bit of a snob won't speak to the likes of me. --.
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adv (idm ) (as) ,like as `not; ,like enough; most/very `like (dated ) (quite/very) probably ; : It'll rain this afternoon, as like as not. .
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/ laIk; laIk/ adj 1 having some or all of the qualities or features of; similar ; : They're not twins, but they're very like. , . * Like causes tend to produce like results. . * mice, rats and like creatures . 2 (idm ) (as) ,like as two `peas/as ,peas in a `pod virtually identical ; .
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conj (infml ) 1 in the same manner as ...: No one sings the blues like she did. . * Don't think you can learn grammatical rules like you learn multiplication tables. . 2 (esp US) as if ; : She acts like she owns the place, ie is very bossy. , .
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/ laIk; laIk/ prep 1 similar to (sb/sth); resembling []; ; : wearing a hat like mine * a house built like an Indian palace * I've always wanted a garden like theirs. . * I'm going to be a pop star like Michael Jackson. ·. * He's like his father, ie in character or looks. . * She looks a bit like the Queen. . * That sounds like (ie I think I can hear) the postman. . 2 characteristic of (sb/sth) []: It's just like her to tell everyone about it. . 3 in the manner of (sb/sth); to the same degree as []: chatter like monkeys * behave like children * run like the wind, ie very fast . =>Usage at as as. 4 for example ; : We could look at some modern poets, like Eliot and Hughes. , . * Practical lessons, like woodwork and cookery, are not considered as important as maths. . 5 (idm ) like `anything (infml ) very fast, hard, much, etc ; ; ; : I had to run like anything to catch the bus. . * We must work like anything to finish on time. .
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