C1 the level of possibility of something happening or being true: What is the probability of winning? The probability of getting all the answers correct is about one in ten. There's a high/strong probability (that) (= it is very likely that) she'll be here. Until yesterday, the project was just a possibility, but now it has become a real probability (= it is likely to happen). **Synonym**
in all probability C2 used to mean that something is very likely: She will, in all probability, have left before we arrive.

in Korean | 개연성… |

in Arabic | احتِمال… |

in Portuguese | probabilidade… |

in Catalan | probabilitat… |

in Japanese | 可能性, 確率… |

in Italian | probabilità… |

in Chinese (Traditional) | 可能性… |

in Russian | вероятность… |

in Turkish | ihtimal, olasılık… |

in Chinese (Simplified) | 可能性… |

in Polish | prawdopodobieństwo… |

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March 25, 2015

This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,