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something

pronoun uk   /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/ us  
A1 an object, situation, quality, or action that is not exactly known or stated: There's something sharp in my shoe. Something in the cupboard smells odd. We thought there was something wrong because we hadn't heard from you. There's something wrong with the engine - it's making strange noises. Something's happened to upset him but we don't know what it is. I heard something rather worrying at work this morning. Is there something you'd like to say? Don't just stand there, do something. There's just something odd about him. Note: Something is not usually used in negatives and questions. a thing for which you are grateful, especially because an unpleasant thing has also happened: We were given five hundred pounds in compensation which isn't much but at least it's something.
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in Korean 무언가, 어떤것…
in Arabic شَيء ما…
in Portuguese algo, alguma coisa…
in Catalan alguna cosa…
in Japanese 何か, ある物(事)…
in Italian qualcosa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 某物, 某事, 某個東西…
in Russian что-то, что-нибудь, кое-что…
in Turkish bir şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 某物, 某事, 某个东西…
in Polish coś…
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