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"until" in British English

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untilpreposition, conjunction

uk   /ənˈtɪl/ /ʌnˈtɪl/ us   /ənˈtɪl/ /ʌnˈtɪl/ also till
  • until preposition, conjunction (TIME)

A1 up to (the time that): I was up until three o'clock trying to get it finished! Shouldn't we wait until Antony's here?
not until
B1 not before a particular time or event: We didn't eat till past midnight. Once he starts painting a room he won't stop until it's done.

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"until" in American English

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untilpreposition, conjunction

us   /ənˌtɪl, ʌn-, ən-/ also till
  • until preposition, conjunction (TIME)

up to the stated time: I was up until 3 a.m.
  • until preposition, conjunction (DISTANCE)

as far as: Stay on the bus until 57th Street and then walk one block west.
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