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no

adverb uk   /nəʊ/ us    /noʊ/

no adverb (NEGATIVE ANSWER)

A1 used to give negative answers: "Did you feed the cat?" "No, I forgot." "Would you like any more cake?" "No, thank you." "Do you have any homework tonight?" "No."
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  • "Would you like another drink?" "I wouldn't say no."
  • The offer was so good that I couldn't say no .
  • "Must I sign this?" "No, there's no need."
  • He made it impossible for me to say no.
  • "Was it wrong of me to go to the police?" "Oh no, I'm sure you did the right thing."

no adverb (NOT)

B1 not; not any: The exam is no more difficult than the tests you've been doing in class. The issues are of no great interest (= only a little interest) to me.
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no

noun [C] uk   /nəʊ/ us    /noʊ/ ( plural noes)
a negative answer or reaction: "Did you get any replies about the camping weekend?" "So far we have two yeses, a no, and a maybe." a vote against a suggestion, idea, law, etc., or a person who votes no: 14 ayes to 169 noes - the noes have it (= have won).
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