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English definition of “enough”


determiner, pronoun, adverb     /ɪˈnʌf/
A2 as much as is necessary; in the amount or to the degree needed: Is there enough cake/Are there enough cakes for everyone? There are 25 textbooks per class. That should be enough. Have you had enough (to eat)? I know enough about art to recognize a masterpiece when I see one. He's tall enough to change the bulb without getting on a chair.Enough B2 as much as or more than is wanted: [+ to infinitive] I've got enough work to do at the moment, without being given any more. Half an hour in his company is quite enough! Stop. You've made enough of a (= a lot of) mess already. You've drunk more than enough (= too much) already. I've seen/heard enough now (= I do not want to see/hear any more). I've had enough of your excuses (= I want them to stop). Enough of this! I don't want to discuss it any more. Enough already! (= No more!)Enough enough is enough something you say when you want something to stop: Enough is enough - I don't want to argue with you any more.Expressions telling people to stop doing something enough said informal something you say to tell someone that you understand what they have said and that there is no need to say any more: "Someone has to explain the situation to her." "Enough said."EnoughInterjectionsSounds used as interjections have had enough C1 to want something to stop because it is annoying you: I've had enough - I'm going home.Becoming angry and expressing anger that's enough used to tell someone to stop behaving badly: That's enough, Peter. Give those toys back, please.Expressions telling people to stop doing something Grammar:EnoughEnough is a determiner, a pronoun or an adverb. We use enough to mean ‘as much as we need or want’.See more
(Definition of enough determinerpronounadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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