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Meaning of “again” in the English Dictionary

"again" in British English

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againadverb

uk   /əˈɡen/ /-ˈɡeɪn/  us   /-ˈɡen/
  • again adverb (ONE MORE TIME)

A1 one more ​time: Could you ​spellyourname again, ​please? If he does it again I'll have to ​tell him. Deborah's late again. Throw it away and start again.A2 back to the ​originalplace or ​condition: We went to Edinburgh and back again all in one ​day. Get some ​rest and you'll ​soon be well again.once again B1 If something ​happensonce again, it has already ​happened several ​times before: You are ​remindedonce again of the author's ​love of the ​sea.never again! said after an ​unpleasantexperience to show that you do not ​intend to do it again: He ​drove me back ​home last ​night. Never again!yet again B2 If something ​happensyet again, it has already ​happened many ​times before: I'm ​afraid it's been ​delayedyet again.again and again B1 repeatedly: I've told you again and again not to do that.all over again B2 If you do something all over again, you ​start again from the ​beginning: It's already taken me two ​hours - I don't ​want to have to do it all over again.

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againadverb [not gradable]

 us   /əˈɡen, əˈɡeɪn/
once more, or as before: Could you ​spellyourname again ​please? Get some ​rest and you’ll ​soon be well again. Don’t be late again (= another ​time).
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