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alike

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈlaɪk/ us  
B1 similar to each other: The children all look very alike.
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alike

adverb uk   /əˈlaɪk/ us  
B2 in a similar way: The twins even dress alike. My father treated us all alike.B2 used after referring to two groups of people or things to show that both groups are included: Friends and family alike were devastated by the news of her death.
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Translations of “alike”
in Korean 비슷한…
in Arabic مُتَشابِه…
in French semblable…
in Turkish benzer, tıpkısı…
in Italian simile, allo stesso modo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相似的,類似的, 相像的…
in Russian похожий…
in Polish podobny…
in Spanish parecido…
in Portuguese parecido…
in German gleich…
in Catalan semblant…
in Japanese 同じように, 同様に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相似的,类似的, 相像的…
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