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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 English Thesaurus

she hit him with all her might

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

might in might1 British & World English

past of may, used especially.

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

pigs might fly British & World English

Used ironically to express disbelief

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

as well he might British & World English

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

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

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)

might as well in might1 British & World English

Used to make an unenthusiastic suggestion

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

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

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

Using all one’s power or strength

as well he might in well1 British & World English

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


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