thank you Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “thank you” in the English Dictionary

"thank you" in British English

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thank youexclamation

uk   us   (informal thanks)
A1 used to ​tell someone that you are ​grateful because they have given you something or done something for you: That was a ​deliciouslunch, thank you. "Here's ​yourcoffee." "Thank you very much (​indeed)." Thank you for my ​birthdaypresent. said when you are ​answering a ​politequestion or ​remark: "How are you?" "I'm ​fine, thank you." "You ​look very ​nice in that ​dress." "Thank you very much."A2 said to ​politelyaccept or ​refuse something that has been ​offered to you: "Would you like some more ​cake?" "Yes, I will have a ​smallpiece, thank you." "Do you need any ​help?" "No, thank you." said to show ​yourdisapproval of something: I don't ​want to ​hear that ​kind of ​language, thank you (very much).
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thank younoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
B1 something that you say or do in ​order to show that you are ​grateful for something: I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone for all ​theirhelp. [before noun] He ​wrote a thank-you note/​letter to his ​aunt to thank her for the ​birthdaypresent she ​sent him.
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(Definition of thank you from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thank you" in American English

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thank youexclamation

 us   /ˈθæŋk ˌyu/ (infml thanks)
used to ​expressappreciation to someone for ​offering or giving you something, for ​helping you, or for ​asking how you are ​feeling: Thank you for ​calling. Thanks for ​cleaning up. "How are you?" "Fine, thank you."

thank younoun [C]

something you say or do to ​expressyourappreciation for something: You ​deserve a ​big thank you. He ​wrote a thank you ​note to his ​grandmother for the ​birthdaypresent.
(Definition of thank you from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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