Definition of excuse me in English:

excuse me

  • 1Used as a polite apology in various contexts, such as when attempting to get someone’s attention, asking someone to move so that one may pass, or interrupting a speaker.
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    • 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 Used to ask someone to repeat what they have just said.
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