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English definition of “kind of”

kind of

infmlin some way or to some degree: "Did you like the movie?" "Kind of, but there were some weird things about it." I guess I kind of forget to show her, sometimes, that I love her.
(Definition of kind of from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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