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English definition of “might”

might

modal verb (MAY)    /maɪt/
past simple of the verb may, used especially when reporting what someone has said, thought, asked, etc.: I brought him some sandwiches because I thought he might be hungry. Very politely the little boy asked if he might have another piece of cake (= he said "May I have another piece of cake, please?"). Grammar:MightSee moreGrammar:Might: formsSee moreGrammar:Might: usesSee moreGrammar:Might: typical errorSee more
(Definition of might modal verb (MAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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