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still

adverb [not gradable]  /stɪl/ us  

still adverb [not gradable] (UNTIL NOW)

continuing until now or until a particular time: The universe is still expanding. Two years later she still had scars on her knees.

still adverb [not gradable] (DESPITE)

despite that: He was diagnosed with cancer but still returned to work. I’m a mother of two and I still hold down a job.

still adverb [not gradable] (EVEN GREATER)

to an even greater degree or in an even greater amount: Lulu’s apartment is crammed with papers and boxes that hold still more papers.

still

adjective, adverb [-er/-est only]  /stɪl/ us  

still adjective, adverb [-er/-est only] (NOT MOVING)

not moving; staying in the same position: Just hold still – you’ve got a little cut on your head. Time seems almost to stand still here, doesn’t it?

still

noun  /stɪl/ us  

still noun (EQUIPMENT)

[C] a piece of equipment used for making alcohol

still noun (SILENCE)

[U] quiet; silence: In the still of the night, nothing moved.
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