ask verb (QUESTION)
ask yourself sth
- First I'd like to ask you a few questions about your childhood.
- I just wanted to ask you if you're free this afternoon.
- I hate having to ask for money.
- If you want any time off work you'll have to ask the boss.
- We had to ask our guide to interpret for us.
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ask verb (REQUEST)
ask verb (INVITE)
UK I've asked David to the party.
"Are you going to Muriel's party?" "No, I haven't been asked."
- I dare you to ask him to dance.
- He told me - and this is strictly entre nous - that he's going to ask Ruth to marry him.
- He couldn't get up the courage to ask her for a date.
- She managed to muster the courage to ask him to the cinema.
ask verb (EXPECT)
He asks too much of me - I can't always be there to help him.
- They were asking £180,000 for the place, so I put in an offer of £170,000.
- They're asking £60,000 for their flat, but the market price is nearer £55,000.
- We thought they were asking a very high price.
- I thought being asked to miss my lunch was a bit much.
- To expect me to look after her kids all day is asking a bit much.