- pretty much/well
- pretty much/wellinformal : 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]• • •Main Entry: ↑pretty
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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