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Meaning of “sort of” in the English Dictionary

"sort of" in British English

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sort of

informalB1 in some way or to some ​degree: I was sort of ​hoping to ​leave early today. It's sort of ​silly, but I'd like a ​copy of the ​photograph.
(Definition of sort of from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sort of" in American English

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sort of

in some way or to some ​degree: I ​feel sort of ​sorry for him, ​even though I ​know he's not a ​niceperson.
(Definition of sort of from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sort of”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有几分, 在某种程度上…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有幾分, 在某種程度上…
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