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- To enjoy; prefer; favor; be in favor of.
- I like hamburgers.
- I like skiing in winter.
- I like the Milwaukee Braves this season.
- To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.
- I like to go to the dentist every six months.
- She likes to keep herself physically fit.
- We like to keep one around the office just in case.
- To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.
- I really like Sandra but don't know how to tell her.
- To want.
- 1865, Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, chapter 10:
- “I can tell you more than that, if you like,” said the Gryphon. “Do you know why it’s called a whiting?”
- Something that a person likes (prefers).
- Tell me your likes and dislikes.
- May partner and I have like minds.
- 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 3, Landlord Edmund
- ... and this is not a sky, it is a Soul and living Face! Nothing liker the Temple of the Highest, bright with some real effulgence of the Highest, is seen in this world.
- for example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples
- There are lots of birds like ducks and gulls in this park.
- (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
- We shall never see his like again. — Winston Churchill on T.E. Lawrence
- There were bowls full of sweets, chocolates and the like.
- It was something the likes of which I had never seen before.
- As if; as though.
- It looks like you've finished the project.
- It seemed like you didn't care.
- Somewhat similar to, reminiscent of.
- These hamburgers taste like leather.
- A delayed filler.
- He was so angry, like.
- A mild intensifier.
- She was, like, sooooo happy.
- indicating approximation or uncertainty
- There were, like, twenty of them.
- And then he, like, got all angry and left the room.
- When preceded by any form of the verb to be, used to mean “to say”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.
- I was like, “Why did you do that?” and he's like, “I don't know.”
- Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
- divint ye knaa, like?