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English definition of “still”

still

adverb     /stɪl/
CONTINUING A2 used to say that something is continuing to happen now or that someone is continuing to do something now: He's still here if you want to speak to him. Do you still play basketball ?NowContinue and last
POSSIBLE used to say that something continues to be possible : We could still catch the train if we leave now.Possible and probable
EMPHASIS B1 used to emphasize that you did not expect something to happen because something else makes it surprising : He didn't do much work but still came top of the class . The weather was terrible . Still, we had a good holiday .Connecting words which express a contrast
better/harder/worse, etc still B2 better / harder / worse , etc than something else Comparing and contrasting
(Definition of still adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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