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

  • "'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."
  • "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."
  • "Jean : Well, first the goose is put in a cage, and then it is force-fed until its bladder explodes."
  • "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."
  • "Susie : I'm actually just CEO until Bruno comes back, but thank you."
  • "Bruno : Clear my schedule until tonight!"
  • "Until our new King came"
  • "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!"
  • "-Sir, why did you wait until the last minute to pay your taxes?"
  • "I'm not here right now because I'm on vacation, yippee, until - until August 15th."

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