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unlike

preposition uk   /ʌnˈlaɪk/ us  

unlike preposition (DIFFERENT FROM)

B2 different from: Dan's actually quite nice, unlike his father. Unlike you, I'm not a great dancer.
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unlike preposition (NOT TYPICAL)

C2 not typical or characteristic of: It's unlike you to be quiet - is something wrong?
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unlike

verb [T] uk   /ʌnˈlaɪk/ us  
(on a social networking website) to show that you no longer think that something is good, by clicking a button : I unliked your page on Facebook weeks ago, but I still keep getting messages from you.
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