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noun     /laɪk/
the like of sb/sth; sb's/sth's like a person, thing, or group similar in character or quality to the one mentioned: He was a very great actor - we won't see his like again. He described a superlative meal, the like of which he'd never eaten.Describing people with the same qualitiesSimilar and the same and such like (also and the like) informal and similar things: There's a big sports hall for tennis and badminton and such like.Also, extra, and in addition likes B2 [plural] the things that someone enjoys: The star lists his likes as "my new Porsche, my girlfriend, and staying up all night". They can't expect me to accommodate all their silly little likes and dislikes.Liking not for the likes of sb (also like) informal not for the type of people mentioned: First-class travel is for posh people - it's not for the likes of us.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders [C] (on a page on a social networking website) an act of showing that you think something is good by clicking a button: My new profile picture got 100 likes.
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