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English definition of “too”


adverb (MORE)    /tuː/
A1 more than is needed or wanted ; more than is suitable or enough: I'm too fat . I can't reach the shelf - it's (a bit ) too high. There were ( far ) too many people for such a small room . It's too difficult (for me) to explain .formal It was too expensive a desk for a child's room . It's (all) too much (= more than I can deal with) - I can't bear it.Too much and unnecessary all too used before an adjective or adverb to emphasize a negative meaning : The holidays flew by all too quickly .Intensifying expressions only too used before an adjective to emphasize a positive meaning : "Would you like to make a donation ?" "I'd be only too pleased ."Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions Grammar:TooToo is an adverb.Grammar:Too meaning ‘more than enough’We use too meaning ‘more than enough’ in different positions.Grammar:Too meaning ‘also’We can use too to mean ‘also’. It is more common than also in informal situations. We normally use it at the end of the clause:
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