Meaning of “sometimes” in the English Dictionary

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"sometimes" in British English

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sometimesadverb

uk /ˈsʌm.taɪmz/ us /ˈsʌm.taɪmz/

A1 on some occasions but not always or often:

Sometimes we take food with us and sometimes we buy food when we're there.
Sometimes it's best not to say anything.

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  • I sometimes think I'm going mad.
  • You say the strangest things sometimes.
  • I sometimes see him in the street.
  • Sometimes I wonder whether I should just leave.
  • He does cook sometimes, but not very often.

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

"sometimes" in American English

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sometimesadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsʌmˌtɑɪmz/

on some occasions but not all the time:

Sometimes you think you can’t really trust anybody.

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