anywhere\ near


anywhere\ near
• anything like
• anywhere near
adv
Nearly. - Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences, often in the negative forms "nothing like" or "nowhere near".

It's not anything like as hot today as it was yesterday.

Do you think that gold ring is worth anywhere near a hundred dollars?

Today's game was nowhere near as exciting as yesterday's game.

Studying that lesson should take nothing like two hours.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • anywhere near — See: ANYTHING LIKE or ANYWHERE NEAR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • anywhere near — See: ANYTHING LIKE or ANYWHERE NEAR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not anywhere near near — not anywhere near/nowhere near idiom far from; not at all • The job doesn t pay anywhere near enough for me. Main entry: ↑nearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • anywhere — adverb also anyplace Ame 1 in or to any place: Sit anywhere, there are plenty of seats. | Tropical fruit used to be hard to find in Britain but now you can buy it anywhere. (+ in): Apparently that restaurant does the best curry anywhere in London …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anywhere — an|y|where W3S1 [ˈeniweə US wer] adv also anyplace AmE 1.) in or to any place ▪ Sit anywhere you like. ▪ You can buy clothes like these anywhere. ▪ I don t want to live in London, but I d be happy living anywhere else . 2.) used in questions to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • near — near1 W1S1 [nıə US nır] adv, prep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(short distance away)¦ 2¦(short time before)¦ 3¦(almost doing something)¦ 4¦(amount or level)¦ 5¦(similar)¦ 6 near perfect/impossible etc 7 draw near 8 (as) near as damn it 9 near enough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anywhere — [[t]e̱ni(h)weə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV INDEF: ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV cl/group You use anywhere in statements with negative meaning to indicate that a place does not exist. I haven t got anywhere to live... There had never been such a beautiful… …   English dictionary

  • near — near1 [ nır ] function word *** Near can be used in the following ways: as a preposition: I lived near the school. I ll write and let you know nearer the time. as an adverb: Come nearer, and I ll tell you the whole story. as an adjective: I went… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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