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Definición de “like” en inglés

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likeverb [T]

uk   us   /laɪk/

like verb [T] (ENJOY)

A1 to enjoy or approve of something or someone: I like your new haircut. Do you like fish? I like it when a book is so good that you can't put it down. I quite like wine but I could live without it. He's very well-liked (= popular) at work. I like the way he just assumes we'll listen to him when he doesn't take in a word anyone else says! (= I don't like it and it annoys me.) [+ -ing verb] I don't like upsetting people. [+ to infinitive] He likes to spend his evenings in front of the television. [+ past participle] He likes his steak well-done. to show that you think something is good on a social networking website by clicking on a symbol or the word 'like': Like us on Facebook!
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like verb [T] (WANT)

would like (or formal should like...)
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A1 used to say politely that you want something: I think I'd like the soup for my starter. I'd like to go to Moscow. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who's helped to make our wedding such a special occasion!
A1 used in requests: I'd like one of the round loaves, please. [+ to infinitive] I'd like to book a seat for tonight's performance. [+ obj + to infinitive ] I'd like you to send this for me, please. [+ past participle] I would like the whole lot finished by the weekend.

likepreposition, conjunction

uk   us   /laɪk/

like preposition, conjunction (SIMILAR TO)

A2 similar to; in the same way or manner as: He looks like his brother. She's very much like her mother (= she is similar in appearance or character). Is Japanese food like Chinese? I've got a sweater just like that. Her hair was so soft it was like silk. You're acting like a complete idiot! She sings like an angel! Like I said (= as I have already said), I don't wear perfume. Like most people (= as most people would), I'd prefer to have enough money not to work. It feels/seems like (= it seems to me) ages since we last spoke. There's nothing like a good cup of coffee (= it's better than anything)!
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like preposition, conjunction (AS IF)

B1 in a way that suggests: It looks like I'm going to be in the office until late tonight. It looks like rain (= I think it is going to rain). It sounds to me like you ought to change jobs. You look like you've just got out of bed!not standard She acts like she's stupid!
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likepreposition

uk   us   /laɪk/

like preposition (TYPICAL OF)

B2 typical or characteristic of: That's just like Maisie to turn up half an hour late to her own party! It's not like you to be so quiet - are you all right, my love?
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like preposition (SUCH AS)

B1 such as: She looks best in bright, vibrant colours, like red and pink.
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likeadverb

uk   us   /laɪk/ informal

like adverb (FEELINGS/SPEECH)

used before you describe how you were feeling or what you said when something happened to you: Then I saw how late it was and I'm like, so upset. He started shouting at me and I'm like, "What's your problem? I'm on your side!"

like adverb (PAUSE)

used in conversation as a pause or to emphasize an adjective: He's, like, really friendly - someone you can talk to. If there's nothing you can do to change the situation, it's like - why bother?

likenoun

uk   us   /laɪk/
the like of sb/sth; sb's/sth's like (also the likes of sb/sth) a person, thing, or group similar in character or quality to the one mentioned: Boxing hasn't seen the likes of Muhammad Ali since he retired. He was a very great actor - we won't see his like again. He described a superlative meal, the like of which he'd never eaten before. They're competing with the likes of Microsoft.and such like (also and the like) informal and similar things: There's a big sports hall for tennis and badminton and such like.likes B2 [plural] the things that someone enjoys: The star lists his likes as "my new Porsche, my girlfriend, and staying up all night." They can't expect me to accommodate all their silly little likes and dislikes.not for the likes of sb (also like) informal not for the type of people mentioned: First-class travel is for rich people - it's not for the likes of us. [C] (on a page on a social networking website) an act of showing that you think something is good by clicking a button: My new profile picture got 100 likes.

likeadjective

uk   us   /laɪk/
(Definition of like verb, preposition, conjunction, preposition, adverb, noun, adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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