Like-filler

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Definition

(there were), like, (500 people there): (there were) about, approximately (500 people there) (informal)
"Like" is a word added in spoken English when a person hesitates, or estimates something. It usually doesn't change the meaning of the sentence very much.

Examples

  • "I need, like, three thousand copies by Tuesday!"
  • "Philip : Anyway, my friend Joe, he weighs like 250 pounds."
  • "Joe is like 6 foot 3!"

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