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anything

pronoun uk   /ˈen.i.θɪŋ/ us  

anything pronoun (SOMETHING)

A1 used in questions and negatives to mean 'something': Is there anything I can do to help? Was there anything else you wanted to say or is that it? Do you have anything less expensive? Let me know if anything happens, won't you. I didn't know anything about computers till I started this job. I was looking for a birthday present for my mother but I didn't find anything suitable. Did you notice anything strange about him? Spending Christmas with him and his brother - I can't imagine anything worse! If he eats anything with wheat in it he's very sick. "What did you do at the weekend?" "I don't think we did anything much."Something, anything, nothing, and everything

anything pronoun (ANY OBJECT/SITUATION)

A1 any event, act, object, or situation: He said I could order anything on the menu. She could be anything (= any age) between 30 and 40.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
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