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again

adverb uk   /əˈɡen/ /-ˈɡeɪn/ us    /-ˈɡen/

again adverb (ONE MORE TIME)

A1 one more time: Could you spell your name again, please? If he does it again I'll have to tell him. Deborah's late again. Throw it away and start again. A2 back to the original place or condition: We went to Edinburgh and back again all in one day. Get some rest and you'll soon be well again. once again B1 If something happens once again, it has already happened several times before: You are reminded once again of the author's love of the sea. never again! said after an unpleasant experience to show that you do not intend to do it again: He drove me back home last night. Never again! yet again B2 If something happens yet again, it has already happened many times before: I'm afraid it's been delayed yet again. again and again B1 repeatedly: I've told you again and again not to do that. all over again B2 If you do something all over again, you start again from the beginning: It's already taken me two hours - I don't want to have to do it all over again.

again adverb (IN ADDITION)

in addition to the amount we know about or have mentioned already: They are paid half as much again as we are.
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