ONLY › only: I'll just have a small piece. He just wants to win. The film is not just about love.
RECENTLY › a very short time ago: I've just been on a trip to France. We've only just begun.
EMPHASIS › used to emphasize something you say: I just can't bear it!
ALMOST NOT UK › almost not: This dress only just fits.
EXACTLY › exactly: Tim looks just like his father. This carpet would be just right for my bedroom.
ALMOST NOW › now or very soon: The film is just beginning. I'm just coming!
just before/over/under, etc › a little before/over/under, etc something else: It costs just over $10. She left just before Michael.
just about › almost: I think I've remembered just about everything.
be just about to do sth › to be going to do something very soon: I was just about to phone you.
just as bad/good/tall, etc (as sb/sth) › equally bad/good/tall, etc: He's just as talented as his brother.
I/you/we, etc will just have to do sth › used to say that there is nothing else someone can do: You'll just have to wait.
just as › at the same time as: She woke up just as we got there.
it's just as well › used to say that it is lucky that something happened: It's just as well we brought an umbrella. → See also just the job