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"kind of" in British English

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kind of

informal
used when you are ​trying to ​explain or ​describe something, but you cannot be ​exact: It was kind of ​strange to ​see him again.
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kind of

infmlin some way or to some ​degree: "Did you like the ​movie?" "Kind of, but there were some ​weird things about it." I ​guess I kind of ​forget to show her, sometimes, that I ​love her.
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