Until

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Definition

(up) until (now): so far, up to, before (now)
preposition, conjunction
till and 'til are both variants of 'until', commonly used in English.

You have until Friday to give us your answer. Friday is the last day for giving us your answer.
I will be on vacation starting today until June 1st.
until then before that moment, in the meantime

(I won't be back) until (11pm): (I will be back) at or just after (11pm)
preposition
Pronunciation examples
UK: I've got so much work, I think I'll be here until midnight!
US: By the look of that pile of papers, you'll be here until next week!
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Examples

  • "Until then, let's get back to the spirit of the season: getting drunk as skunks, stuffing our faces with food, and of course, putting up with our family!"
  • "I will be flying on Lucky Duck Air (flight number: LUK 7453), and arriving in Hong Kong Wednesday evening at 9.45pm. My reservations, at the Shangri-La Hotel, are from Wednesday until the following Tuesday."
  • "Susie : I'm actually just CEO until Bruno comes back, but thank you."
  • "You are too angry to talk to someone at the moment, so you will be placed on hold until you have calmed down a bit."
  • "I like to send people a stream - or should I say glacier - of passive-aggressive e-mails until the person becomes numb and confused and eventually falls into a frozen lake."
  • "Until our new King came"
  • "Jean : Well, first the goose is put in a cage, and then it is force-fed until its bladder explodes."
  • "Bruno : Clear my schedule until tonight!"
  • "'I'm afraid we are currently experiencing cash-flow problems and will not be able to pay for the shipment of perfumes until next month."
  • "-Sir, why did you wait until the last minute to pay your taxes?"

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