we'll Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"we'll" in British English

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uk   us   strong /wiːl/ weak /wil/
short form of we will: We'll do ​better next ​time, I'm ​sure.
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uk   us   /wel/ (better, best)

we'll adverb (IN A GOOD WAY)

A1 in a good way, to a high or ​satisfactorystandard: The ​documentarypresented both ​sides of the ​problem very well. The ​concert was ​advertised well enough but ​ticketsales were ​poor. a well-cut ​suit a well-paid ​job Her ​points were well put (= ​expressed in a good or ​intelligent way). His ​point about the need to ​reducewaste was well taken (= it was ​accepted as a good ​criticism). They took two ​hours to ​discuss the ​plans and ​considered it ​time well spent (= it had been a ​usefuldiscussion). I can't do it as well as Marie can.
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we'll adverb (TO A GREAT DEGREE)

A2 very much, to a ​greatdegree, or ​completely: Knead the ​dough well, then ​divide it into four ​pieces. He could well ​imagine how much his ​promise was going to ​cost him. I can't ​catch the ​bus - there are no ​buses after ​midnight, as you well ​know. He ​plays the ​piano well enough (= to a ​satisfactorystandard).C1 used to ​emphasize some ​prepositions: The ​results are well above/below what we ​expected. Keep well away from the ​edge of the ​cliff. It ​cost well over £100. Stand well ​clear of the ​doors!B2 used to ​emphasize some ​adjectives: The ​police are well aware of the ​situation. The ​museum is well worth a ​visit. Some ​machineslook more like ​cheap, ​plastictoys - leave these well alone. UK slang very: The ​film was well good. Watch out for those two - they're well hard (= ​strong and ​willing to use ​violence).
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we'll adverb (REASONABLY)

B2 with good ​reason: She might well be the best ​person to ​ask. I can't very well (= it would not be ​acceptable to)refusetheirgenerousoffer.
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we'll adverb (IN ADDITION)

as well (as)
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A1 in ​addition (to): Invite Emily - and Scott as well. I ​want to ​visit Andrew as well as Martin.

welladjective [usually after verb]

uk   us   /wel/ (better, best)
A1 healthy; not ​ill: He hasn't been very well ​lately. When she came ​home from ​school she really didn't look well. I'm ​sorry you're ​ill - I ​hope you get well ​soon. They ​sent a get well ​card.
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  • He didn't ​feel very well after getting off the ​bike.
  • I'm very well ​thank you.
  • She wasn't ​feeling well, so I don't ​think she gave of her best ​tonight.
  • She wasn't ​feeling well, so she went ​home early.
  • I'm not well. I'd better not go out.


uk   us   /wel/
A1 used to ​introduce something you are going to say, often to show ​surprise, ​doubt, ​slightdisagreement, or ​anger, or to ​continue a ​story: Well, what shall we do now? Well now/then, how are we going to ​arrange things? "Who was that?" "Well, I can't ​remember her ​name." "He's ​decided to give up his ​job and ​move to Seattle with her." "Well, well - that's what ​love does for you." Well, really, that was ​thoughtless of him! Well? What did you do next? Well, after that we went ​camping in the ​mountains. Well/Oh well, it doesn't ​matter - I can always ​buy another one. Very well, if you ​insist I'll ​meet him next ​week.
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  • Well now, what are we doing about that?
  • Oh well, never ​mind.
  • Well, well. Who'd have ​thought things would ​turn out like this.
  • Well? How did ​yourexam go?
  • Well really! How ​rude!

wellnoun [C]

uk   us   /wel/
a ​deephole in the ​ground from which you can get ​water, ​oil, or ​gas
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wellverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /wel/
(of ​liquid) to ​appear on the ​surface of something or come ​slowly out from ​somewhere: Dirty ​water welled (up) out of the ​damagedpipe. As she ​read the ​lettertears welled up in her ​eyes.figurative Conflicting ​emotions welled up in his ​heart.
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