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conjunction  us   /ænd, ənd/

and conjunction (ALSO)

(used to join two words, phrases, or parts of sentences) in addition to; also: boys and girls We were tired and hungry. And can be used when you add numbers: Three and two are five.

and conjunction (THEN)

(used to join two parts of a sentence, one part happening after or because of the other part) after that; then: I met Jonathan, and we went out for a cup of coffee.

and conjunction (TO)

infml (used after some verbs) to, or in order to: Let’s try and get tickets for the hockey game tonight.

and conjunction (VERY)

(used to join two words, esp. two that are the same, to make their meaning stronger): The sound grew louder and louder.
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