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there

adverb uk   /ðeər/ us    /ðer/

there adverb (PLACE)

A1 (to, at, or in) that place: Put the chair there. The museum is closed today. We'll go there tomorrow. There's that book you were looking for. I'll have to stop you there, we've run out of time. I've left the boxes over/out/under there.get there A1 to arrive somewhere: We'll never get there in time. B2 informal to succeed: Try again, you'll get there in the end.
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there adverb (INTRODUCING SUBJECT)

A1 used to introduce the subject of a sentence, especially before the verbs be, seem, and appear: There's someone on the phone for you. There's no doubt who is the best candidate. I took out my wallet but there was no money in it. By the time I got back, there was no food left. There appeared/seemed to be some difficulty in fixing a date for the meeting. not standard There's (= there are) lives at stake and we can't afford to take any risks. literary used to begin some children's stories written in a traditional style: There once was/lived a poor widow who had a beautiful daughter.
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there

exclamation uk   /ðeər/ us    /ðer/
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