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like1 British & World English

Having the same characteristics or qualities as; similar to

like2 British & World English

Find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory

-like British & World English

(Added to nouns) similar to; characteristic of

like1 English Thesaurus

I rather like Colonel Maitland

like2 English Thesaurus

you're just like a teacher

-like New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

established -like compounds are usually written as one word, except for those in which the first element ends in -l, which are hyphenated; newly formed words and words with first elements of several syllables have hyphens

as different as chalk and cheese British & World English

Fundamentally different or incompatible

in a flash British & World English

Very quickly; immediately

go gangbusters British & World English

Used to refer to great vigour, speed, or success

the like in like1 British & World English

A thing or things of the same kind (often used to express surprise or for emphasis)

look a million dollars British & World English

Look or feel extremely good

as if one owns the place British & World English

In an overbearing or self-important manner

be putty in someone's hands British & World English

Be easily manipulated or dominated by someone

like so British & World English

In this manner

bell-like British & World English

Producing a clear musical sound like that of a bell

bird-like British & World English

Resembling a bird in appearance or behaviour

disc-like British & World English

Having a flat, circular shape or appearance

flu-like British & World English

(Of an illness) resembling influenza

like fury British & World English

With great energy or effort

like hell British & World English

Very fast, much, hard, etc. (used for emphasis)

more like British & World English

Nearer to (a specified number or description) than one previously given

like mad British & World English

With great intensity, energy, or enthusiasm

make like British & World English

Pretend to be; imitate

maze-like British & World English

Having or consisting of a complex network; labyrinthine

oven-like British & World English

Extremely hot

pipe-like British & World English

Resembling a pipe in shape or structure; long and cylindrical

like sin British & World English

Vehemently or forcefully

slum-like British & World English

(Of a place) squalid and overcrowded

soil-like British & World English

Resembling or suggestive of earth or soil

tent-like British & World English

(Of a garment or structure) resembling a tent in shape or appearance

like that British & World English

Of that nature or in that manner

like ——, like —— British & World English

As —— is, so is ——

like blazes British & World English

Very fast or forcefully

chant-like British & World English

Sung or spoken repetitiously or in unison

corpse-like British & World English

Resembling a corpse, especially in being completely still or having a pale, gaunt appearance

like crazy British & World English

To a great degree; very intensely

gauze-like British & World English

Having a thin, translucent quality like gauze

hermit-like British & World English

Avoiding the company of other people; solitary

jungle-like British & World English

Resembling a jungle, especially in being overgrown and densely tangled

like-minded British & World English

Having similar tastes or opinions

like magic British & World English

Remarkably effectively or rapidly

mirror-like British & World English

(Of a surface or material) reflecting an image like a mirror


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