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excuse me

Definition of excuse me in English:

1Said politely in various contexts, for example when attempting to get someone’s attention, asking someone to move so that one may pass, or interrupting or disagreeing with a speaker.
Example sentences
  • Now in 99% of cases with the subway as packed as it was someone would enter, say excuse me and make her move her bag.
  • They are all up in my personal space so I say excuse me and move away but they keep looking at me.
  • When he finished eating, he stood up with a small polite excuse me and placed his dish in the sink, quickly heading up to Wes' room.
1.1North American Said when asking someone to repeat what they have just said.
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