Significado de “might” - en el Diccionario Inglés

might en inglés británico

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mightmodal verb

uk /maɪt/ us /maɪt/

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?").

Más ejemplos

  • "I thought you might have helped, " she replied peevishly.
  • He wrote to me last week regarding a business proposition he thought might interest me.
  • Jan hasn't got a ticket but I thought we might sneak her in.
  • I suggested that a cup of tea might settle her stomach.
  • I've brought with me an article from yesterday's paper that I thought might amuse you.

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 next year, if I can save enough money.
Don't go any closer - it might be dangerous/it might not 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.

Más ejemplos

  • He hesitated before ringing her, fearful of what she might say.
  • I waited in all evening in the fond hope that he might call.
  • I might go along to the party later.
  • You should hang onto that painting - it might be valuable one day.
  • Keep a lookout for small objects that a baby might swallow.

might modal verb (PERMISSION)

mainly UK formal US old-fashioned 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?

Más ejemplos

  • Might I borrow your pen?
  • He asked if he might accompany her.
  • Might I sit with you?

might modal verb (SUGGESTION)

C1 used to make a suggestion or suggest a possibility in a polite way:

You might try a little more basil in the sauce next time.
I thought you might want to join me for dinner.

Más ejemplos

  • You might like to stay an extra night.
  • You might prefer a stronger drink?
  • I thought you might like to consider a holiday.

mightnoun [ U ]

uk /maɪt/ us /maɪt/

(Definición de might del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

might en inglés americano

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might

us /mɑɪt/

might (MAY)

past simple of may

mightmodal verb

us /mɑɪt/ present tense might

might modal verb (POSSIBILITY)

used to express the possibility that something will happen or be done or is true, although it may not be very likely:

We might come visit you in Atlanta in the spring.
He’s very fast and he might even finish in the top three.
The Beach Boys might well have been the most talented act to perform at the Monterey Pop Festival.

might modal verb (SUGGESTION)

used to make a suggestion or suggest a possibility in a polite way:

I thought you might like to join me for dinner.

might modal verb (SHOULD)

used to suggest, esp. angrily, what someone should do to be pleasant or polite:

You might at least try to look like you’re enjoying yourself!

mightnoun [ U ]

us /mɑɪt/

might noun [ U ] (POWER)

power, strength, or force:

She struggled with all her might to lift the rock.

(Definición de might del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)