likeverb [T]uk /laɪk/ us /laɪk/
like verb [T] (ENJOY)
- be a glutton for sth idiom
- be a hit with sb idiom
- be big on sth idiom
- grow on sb
- have a lot of time for sb idiom
- have a thing about sth/sb idiom
- lick your lips idiom
- soft corner
- soft spot
- take a shine to sb idiom
- take to sb/sth
like verb [T] (WANT)
likepreposition, conjunctionuk /laɪk/ us /laɪk/
like preposition, conjunction (SIMILAR TO)
like preposition, conjunction (AS IF)
likeprepositionuk /laɪk/ us /laɪk/
like preposition (TYPICAL OF)
- It's not like you to behave like this, Alice - I'm surprised at you !
- I'm worried about your sister - it isn't like her to be so late.
- "They had even arranged a car to collect us from the airport." "Isn't that just like them? They're so thoughtful!"
- "The boys had eaten all the food before we arrived." "That sounds just like them - what pigs!"
- It wouldn't be like Mum to go out without her handbag.
like preposition (SUCH AS)
- Expenses like office phone bills are tax deductible .
- I prefer hard cheeses, like Cheddar.
- We were always told that cholesterol, in foods like eggs, was a major cause of heart disease.
- It can sometimes be difficult to give a verbal description of things like colours and sounds.
- It's unusual to have adult conversation like that with such a young child.
likeadverbuk /laɪk/ us /laɪk/ informal
like adverb (FEELINGS/SPEECH)
like adverb (PAUSE)
likenounuk /laɪk/ us /laɪk/
- a chip off the old block idiom
- a meeting of minds idiom
- be cast in the same mould idiom
- be of like mind idiom
- be of the same mind idiom
- birds of a feather flock together idiom
- birds of a feather idiom
- dead ringer
- it takes a thief to catch a thief idiom
- take after sb
likeadjectiveuk /laɪk/ us /laɪk/