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Definición de “might” en inglés

might

modal verb uk   /maɪt/ us  

might modal verb (MAY)

past simple of the verb may, used especially when reporting what someone has said, thought, asked, etc.: I brought him some sandwiches because I thought he might be hungry. Very politely the little boy asked if he might have another piece of cake (= he said "May I have another piece of cake, please?").

might modal verb (POSSIBILITY)

A2 used to express the possibility that something will happen or be done, or that something is true although not very likely: I might come and visit you in America next year, if I can save enough money. Don't go any closer - it might be dangerous/it mightn't be safe. Driving so fast, he might have had a nasty accident (= it could have happened but it did not). The rain might have stopped by now.

might modal verb (PERMISSION)

UK formal used as a more polite form of may when asking for permission: Might I ask a question? I wonder if I might have a quick look at your newspaper?

might modal verb (SUGGESTION)

C1 used to make a suggestion or suggest a possibility in a polite way: You might like to try a little more basil in the sauce next time. I thought you might like to join me for dinner.

might modal verb (SHOULD)

used to suggest, especially angrily, what someone should do to be pleasant, correct, polite, etc.: You might at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself! "I've asked the boss to dinner tonight." "Well, you might have warned me!"

might modal verb (INTRODUCE)

(also may) used to introduce a statement that is very different from the statement you really want to make, in order to compare the two: Leeds might be an excellent team, but today they played appallingly.

might

noun [U] uk   /maɪt/ us  
power, strength, or force: Pizarro defeated the might of the Inca Empire with only a few hundred men. She struggled with all her might to get free.
(Definition of might from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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