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Meaning of “at will” in the English Dictionary

"at will" in British English

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at will

If you can do something at will, you can do it any ​time you ​want: He can ​cry at will.
(Definition of at will from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"at will" in American English

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at will

when you ​want to: Some ​actors can ​cry at will.
(Definition of at will from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at will”
in Chinese (Simplified) 随心所欲地, 自如地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隨心所欲地, 自如地…
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