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English definition of “like”

like

adverb [not gradable] (PAUSE)   /lɑɪk/ not standard
used in conversation to emphasize what follows, or when you cannot express your exact meaning: He’s, like, really friendly – someone you can talk to. It was, like, getting pretty late but I didn’t want to go home yet. Like is also used in conversation to introduce someone else’s words or your own words: So I’m telling Patti about my class and she’s like, No way, and I’m like, It happened.
(Definition of like adverb (PAUSE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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