pretty much/well


pretty much/well
pretty much/well
informal : not completely but mostly

His ideas were pretty much ignored at the meeting.

It is pretty much the same color.

The engine is pretty well shot. [=the engine is almost completely useless]

“Are you finished yet?” “Pretty much.” [=just about]

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Main Entry:pretty

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pretty much — adverb to some degree (Freq. 3) we were pretty much lost when we met the forest ranger * * * pretty much More or less • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty much (or nearly or well) — informal very nearly. → pretty …   English new terms dictionary

  • pretty much — almost completely. I ve pretty much finished packing. All our kids are pretty well grown up now and one is already in college. Usage notes: also used in the form pretty nearly: He s pretty nearly always right about cars …   New idioms dictionary

  • pretty well — Almost, more or less • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/nearly/ phrase almost They look pretty much the same, don’t they? …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty nearly — Almost • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/nearly/ phrase almost They look pretty much the same, don’t they? …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty near — pretty ˈmuch/ˈwell idiom (BrE also pretty ˈnearly) (NAmE also pretty ˈnear) (informal) almost; almost completely • One dog looks pretty much like …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty — pret|ty1 [ prıti ] adverb MAINLY SPOKEN *** 1. ) fairly: My TV s getting pretty old now. Todd looks pretty tired. 2. ) very: The weather is pretty awful, isn t it? pretty good: I can see they ve done a pretty good job of it. pretty much/well/near …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pretty — I UK [ˈprɪtɪ] / US adverb Word forms pretty : comparative prettier superlative prettiest mainly spoken *** 1) fairly My TV s getting pretty old now. Tom looks pretty tired. 2) very The weather s been pretty awful, hasn t it? pretty good: I can… …   English dictionary

  • pretty*/ — [ˈprɪti] adv spoken I 1) fairly My TV s getting pretty old now.[/ex] Tom looks pretty tired.[/ex] 2) very The weather s been pretty awful, hasn t it?[/ex] I can see they ve made a pretty good job of it.[/ex] • pretty much/well/nearly almost[/ex]… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • pretty — 1 / prIti/ adverb (+ adj/adv) spoken 1 fairly, though not completely: I m pretty sure he ll say yes. | Life on the farm was pretty tough. see rather 2 very: It s pretty hard to see how we ll manage. 3 pretty well also pretty much very nearly;… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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