- • for sure• for certainadv. phr.1. Without doubt; certainly; surely.
He couldn't tell for sure from a distance whether it was George or Tom.
He didn't know for certain which bus to take.
I know for certain that he has a car.2. slangCertain.
"that car is smashed so badly it's no good any more." "that's for sure!"Compare: sure thing
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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For certain — Certain Cer tain, a. [F. certain, fr. (assumed) LL. certanus, fr. L. certus determined, fixed, certain, orig. p. p. of cernere to perceive, decide, determine; akin to Gr. ? to decide, separate, and to E. concern, critic, crime, riddle a sieve,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
for certain — adverb definitely or positively ( sure is sometimes used informally for surely ) the results are surely encouraging she certainly is a hard worker it s going to be a good day for sure they are coming, for certain they thought he had been killed… … Useful english dictionary
for certain — interjection definitely, positively, without doubt I would go to that concert for certain. Syn: certainly, for sure … Wiktionary
for certain — phrasal as a certainty ; assuredly < the cause is not known for certain > … New Collegiate Dictionary
for certain — without doubt, certainly, surely It is for certain that he will not be playing in the game tonight … Idioms and examples
for certain — without any doubt. The only thing Jack could say for certain about Jill was that she was a complete mystery to him. Related vocabulary: you bet your sweet ass, you bet … New idioms dictionary
for certain — Certain. Certainly … A concise dictionary of English slang
for certain — without any doubt. → certain … English new terms dictionary
for certain — See: FOR SURE … Dictionary of American idioms
for certain — certainly, evidently, for sure … English contemporary dictionary