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might1 British & World English

past of may, used especially.

might2 British & World English

Great and impressive power or strength, especially of a nation, large organization, or natural force

might in might1 British & World English

past of may, used especially.

you may as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb British & World English

If the penalty for two offences is the same, you might as well commit the more serious one, especially if it brings more benefit

pigs might fly British & World English

Used ironically to express disbelief

might as well British & World English

Used to make an unenthusiastic suggestion

might is right British & World English

Those who are powerful can do what they wish unchallenged, even if their action is in fact unjustified

as well he might British & World English

Used to convey the speaker’s opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising

might have known British & World English

Used to express one’s lack of surprise about something

might-have-been British & World English

An event or situation that could have happened or existed but did not

with all one's might British & World English

Using all one’s power or strength

with might and main British & World English

With all one’s strength or power

might as well in might1 British & World English

Used to make an unenthusiastic suggestion

pigs might fly in pig British & World English

Used ironically to express disbelief

might have known in might1 British & World English

Used to express one’s lack of surprise about something

might is right in might2 British & World English

Those who are powerful can do what they wish unchallenged, even if their action is in fact unjustified

as well he might in well1 British & World English

Used to convey the speaker’s opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising

with all one's might in might2 British & World English

Using all one’s power or strength

with might and main in might2 British & World English

With all one’s strength or power

be so bold in bold British & World English

Dare to do something that might be considered audacious (used when politely asking a question or making a suggestion)

be so bold British & World English

Dare to do something that might be considered audacious (used when politely asking a question or making a suggestion)

pigs might or can fly in pig British & World English

Used ironically to express disbelief

might have known or guessed in might1 British & World English

Used to express one’s lack of surprise about something

as well he or she etc. might or may in well1 British & World English

Used to convey the speaker’s opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising

you may as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb in hang British & World English

If the penalty for two offences is the same, you might as well commit the more serious one, especially if it brings more benefit

might English Thesaurus

she hit him with all her might

might English-Spanish

→ may1


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