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  (in Britain)  
      abbrev. for   Stationery Office  

in so far as   , insofar as  
      adv   to the degree or extent that  
1    an arbitrary assertion  
2    an authoritative decision  
3    the authority to make a final decision  
so   [1]  
1    foll by an adjective or adverb and a correlative clause often introduced by that   to such an extent  
the river is so dirty that it smells     
2    used with a negative; it replaces the first: as in an equative comparison   to the same extent as  
she is not so old as you     
3    (intensifier)  
it's so lovely, I love you so     
4    in the state or manner expressed or implied  
they're happy and will remain so     
5    not used with a negative; foll by an auxiliary verb or: do, have, or be used as main verbs   also; likewise  
I can speak Spanish and so can you     
6    Dialect, and     (U.S.)   indeed: used to contradict a negative statement  
You didn't tell the truth. I did so!     
7    Archaic   provided that  
8    and so on or forth   and continuing similarly  
9    just so      See       just       19  
10    or so   approximately  
fifty or so people came to see me     
11    quite so   I agree; exactly  
12    so be it   used to express agreement or resignation  
13    so much         
a    a certain degree or amount (of)  
b    a lot (of)  
it's just so much nonsense     
14    so much for  
a    no more can or need be said about  
b    used to express contempt for something that has failed  
so much for your bright idea     
      conj   subordinating; often foll by: that  
15    in order (that)  
to die so that you might live     
16    with the consequence (that)  
he was late home, so that there was trouble     
17    so as   takes an infinitive   in order (to)  
to slim so as to lose weight     
      sentence connector  
18    in consequence; hence  
she wasn't needed, so she left     
19    used to introduce a sentence expressing resignation, amazement, or sarcasm  
so you're publishing a book!     
20    thereupon; and then  
and so we ended up in France     
21    used to introduce a sentence or clause to add emphasis  
he's crazy, so he is     
22    so what!  
Informal   what importance does that have?  
23    used to substitute for a clause or sentence, which may be understood  
you'll stop because I said so     
24    used with: is, was, etc.   factual; true  
it can't be so     
25    an exclamation of agreement, surprise, etc.  
     (Old English swa; related to Old Norse sva, Old High German so, Dutch zoo)  
In formal English, so is not used as a conjunction, to indicate either purpose (he left by a back door so he could avoid photographers) or result (the project was abandoned so his services were no longer needed). In the former case to or in order to should be used instead, and in the latter case and so or and therefore would be more acceptable. The expression so therefore should not be used  
so   [2]  
      n     (Music)      a variant spelling of       soh  
      abbrev. for   south(ern)  
      n   pl   , so-and-sos  
1    a person whose name is forgotten or ignored  
so-and-so came to see me     
2    Euphemistic   a person or thing regarded as unpleasant or difficult  
which so-and-so broke my razor?     
a    prenominal   designated or styled by the name or word mentioned, esp. (in the speaker's opinion) incorrectly  
a so-called genius     
b    (also used parenthetically after a noun)  
these experts, so-called, are no help     
so long  
      sentence substitute  
Informal   farewell; goodbye  
so-so   Informal  
1    postpositive   neither good nor bad  
2    in an average or indifferent manner  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  


      adj   abundant, a lot of, ample, considerable, copious, great, plenteous, plenty of, sizeable, substantial  
      adv   a great deal, a lot, considerably, decidedly, exceedingly, frequently, greatly, indeed, often, regularly  
      n   a good deal, a great deal, a lot, an appreciable amount, heaps     (informal)   loads     (informal)   lots     (informal)   plenty  
,       adj   inadequate, insufficient, little, scant  
      adv   barely, hardly, infrequently, irregularly, not a lot, not much, occasionally, only just, rarely, scarcely, seldom, slightly  
      n   hardly anything, little, next to nothing, not a lot, not much, practically nothing, very little  

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so much for, much, as much, go much on

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"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
me too
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
to train too much, to train excessively
Coaches can't overtrain the athletes before a championship.
abbr. acron.
Short for "just so you know".
to practice something excessively, to train too much
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want
A punch delivered in a Friday or Saturday night fight that is so powerful that the opponent does not regain consciousness until Sunday.
so good or pleasant that it causes a desire for more
[UK];[Fam.] Ex.: These chocolate truffles are so morish!
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
Everything one wants in life, but in a much more dramatic sense.
[Slang] Used in slang as an adjective since 2015. Instead of “these are my goals,” you would say, “Gigi Hadid is goals.”
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
a small group of people or things within a much larger group
There are a lot of national minorities in my home country (Denmark). We have a lot of people from Poland, Somalia etc.
characterizing a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is overly concerned with minor details, rules or formalisms
Ex: Our company doesn't like to deal with this work supervisor because they say he's too draconian and quite pedantic.
to overshare is to share too much intimate information with somebody
"sorry, have I overshared?"
love very much (smth. or smb.)
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
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