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"enough" in British English

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enoughdeterminer, pronoun, adverb

uk   us   /ɪˈnʌf/
A2 as much as is ​necessary; in the ​amount or to the ​degreeneeded: Is there enough ​dessert/Are there enough ​desserts for everyone? There are 25 ​textbooksperclass. That should be enough. Have you had enough (toeat)? I ​know enough about ​art torecognize a ​masterpiece when I ​see one. He's ​tall enough to ​change the ​bulb without getting on a ​chair.B2 as much as or more than is ​wanted: [+ to infinitive] I've got enough ​work to do at the ​moment, without being given any more. Half an ​hour in his ​company is quite enough! Stop. You've made enough of a (= a lot of)mess already. You've ​drunk more than enough (= too much) already. I've seen/​heard enough now (= I do not ​want to ​see/​hear any more). I've had enough ofyourexcuses (= I ​want them to ​stop). Enough of this! I don't ​want to ​discuss it any more. Enough already! (= No more!)enough is enough something you say when you ​want something to ​stop: Enough is enough - I don't ​want to ​argue with you any more.enough said informal something you say to ​tell someone that you ​understand what they have said and that there is no need to say any more: "Someone has to ​explain the ​situation to her." "Enough said."have had enough C1 to ​want something to ​stop because it is ​annoying you: I've had enough - I'm going ​home.that's enough used to ​tell someone to ​stopbehavingbadly: That's enough, Peter. Give those ​toys back, ​please.

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enoughadverb

uk   us   /ɪˈnʌf/
A2 used after an ​adjective, ​adverb, or ​verb to ​mean to the ​necessarydegree: Is the ​waterhot enough ​yet? I don't ​think he's really ​experienced enough for this ​sort of ​job. She told me it was ​brand new and I was ​stupid enough tobelieve her.formal Would you be good enough to take my ​suitcaseupstairs for me? used after an ​adjective or ​adverb to ​meanquite: He's ​bad enough, but his ​brother is ​farworse. She's gone away for six ​months, but ​strangely/​oddly/​funnily enough (= ​surprisingly), her ​boyfriend doesn't ​seem too ​unhappy about it.

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(Definition of enough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"enough" in American English

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enoughadjective, adverb, pronoun

 us   /ɪˈnʌf/
as much as is ​necessary; in the ​amount or to the ​degreeneeded: Do we have enough ​lettuce for a ​salad? He had just enough ​time to make his ​train. [+ to infinitive] Have you had enough to ​eat? [+ to infinitive] I ​think she’s well enough now to make the ​trip. You’ll ​find out when we’re ​leavingsoon enough. Enough can also ​mean as much or more than is ​wanted: I ​think we’ve ​heard enough. [+ to infinitive] I have enough to do without taking on any more ​work.
(Definition of enough from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “enough”
in Korean (필요한 만큼)충분한, (필요한 만큼 혹은 그 이상으로) 충분한…
in Arabic كافٍ…
in Malaysian cukup…
in French assez…
in Russian достаточно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 充分, 充足, 足夠…
in Italian abbastanza, a sufficienza…
in Turkish kâfi, yeterli, yeter…
in Polish dosyć…
in Spanish bastante, suficiente…
in Vietnamese đủ…
in Portuguese bastante, suficiente…
in Thai พอเพียง…
in German genug…
in Catalan prou…
in Japanese 充分な量(数), 充分…
in Chinese (Simplified) 充分, 充足, 足够…
in Indonesian cukup…
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