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English definition of “might”

might

modal verb (POSSIBILITY)    /maɪt/
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.AchievablePossible and probable Grammar:Could, may and mightWe use could, may and might to express degrees of possibility. Many native speakers disagree on which one expresses more or less certainty.See moreGrammar:MightSee moreGrammar:Might: formsSee moreGrammar:Might: usesSee moreGrammar:Might: typical errorSee more
(Definition of might modal verb (POSSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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