like

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like is part of the Basic English 850.
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like is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
like

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
like

Comparative
more like

Superlative
most like

  1. similar or the same
    She's very like her mother.
    Japan is becoming more like the U.S.
    They were dressed in like manner.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
like

Third-person singular
likes

Past tense
liked

Past participle
liked

Present participle
liking

  1. To be happy about someone or something; to think that someone or something is good.
    I like good food.

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Preposition[change]

Preposition
like

  1. Almost the same.
    Like those days, things are changing.
    My mother's eye's are green like mine.

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Noun[change]

Singular
like

Plural
likes

  1. A like is something that you think is good.
    Our own likes and dislikes are shaped by what our parents liked.
  2. At the end of a list of things, and the like means: and other similar things.
    She's good at science, math, and the like.
  3. You use the likes of someone to show that you don't think that person is a good person.
    You shouldn't be hanging around with the likes of him.

Interjection[change]

Interjection
like

  1. (informal) You use like, when you are trying to think about the right words.
    He's really, like you know, uh... difficult.
  2. (informal) You use like when the information isn't exactly true.
    We went there when we were like five years old.
  3. (informal) You use like when you are trying to make something sound softer.
    OK, like, why don't you try going there.
  4. (informal) You use like before what somebody said.
    So, I'm like, "What do you mean." And he's like, "you know what I mean."