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English definition of “never”

never

adverb     /ˈnev.ər/ US  //
A1 not at any time or not on any occasion: We've never been to Australia. I've never heard anything so ridiculous. Let us never forget those who gave their lives for their country. Wars never solve anything. He threatened to shoot, but I never thought (= did not think) he would. I never realized you knew my brother. It's never too late to start eating a healthy diet.UK informal "He's never 61! (= it's difficult to believe he's 61!) He looks so young."UK not standard "You stole my drink!" "No, I never (= I didn't)."Always and never Grammar:Never or not … ever?We can use not … ever instead of never, but never is much more common:See more
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