Meaning of “kind of” in the English Dictionary

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

"kind of" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “kind of” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)