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English definition of “just”

just

  strong /dʒʌst/   weak /dʒəst/ adv
A2 a very short time ago: I’ve just seen him. We’ve only just begun.
A2 now or very soon: The movie is just beginning. I’m just coming!
B1 only: I’ll just have a small piece. He just wants to win. The movie is not just about love.
B1 used to make something you are saying strong: I just hate it!
B1 almost not: This dress only just fits.
B1 exactly: Tim looks just like his father.
just about B1 almost: I think I’ve remembered just about everything.
be just about to do something B1 to be going to do something very soon: I was just about to phone you.
just as bad, good, clever, etc. (as someone/something) B1 equally bad, good, clever, etc.: He’s just as clever as his brother.
just before, over, under, etc. B1 a little before, over, under, etc. something else: It costs just under £10.
it’s just as well used to say that it is lucky that something happened: It’s just as well we brought an umbrella.
(Definition of just adv from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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