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English definition of “almost”

almost

adverb     /ˈɔːlməʊst/
A2 If something almost happens, it does not happen but it is very close to happening: I almost missed the bus.AlmostMerely and barely
almost always/everyone/half, etc not always/everyone/half, etc but very close to it: He's almost always late. Almost everyone I know likes chocolate.AlmostMerely and barely
(Definition of almost adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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