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somewhere

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌmwɛː
 
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Definition of somewhere in English:

adverb

1In or to some place: I’ve seen you somewhere before can we go somewhere warm?
More example sentences
  • Or maybe it is all this rotten weather and the need for a good holiday somewhere sunny and warm.
  • Cover with foil and leave to rest somewhere warm for eight to ten minutes before slicing.
  • Leave somewhere warm for several days to allow the mushrooms to deliquesce.
1.1Used to indicate an approximate amount: it cost somewhere around two thousand dollars
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  • Now, somewhere between fifteen and twenty years ago, I was a singular fan of the Bangles.
  • In almost every poll he has a lead of somewhere around four points or so.
  • This is an enormous book of somewhere between two hundred and two hundred and fifty thousand words.

pronoun

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Some unspecified place: in search of somewhere to live
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  • Surely, Jennifer, the point of a sequel is to revisit somewhere people wanted to go in the first place?
  • She's from Kansas or somewhere similar in America, and she's really down to earth.
  • We like the pub, it is somewhere people of our age can go without fear of trouble and John will keep it like that.

Phrases

get somewhere

1
informal Make progress; achieve success.
Example sentences
  • And you thought we were getting somewhere, right?
  • It costs a lot to become a hairdresser and it can take quite a long time on low wages before you can feel you are getting somewhere.
  • I felt I was actually getting somewhere with it.

Words that rhyme with somewhere

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