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too

adverb uk   /tuː/ us  

too adverb (MORE)

A1 more than is needed or wanted; more than is suitable or enough: I'm too fat. I can't reach the shelf - it's (a bit) too high. There were (far) too many people for such a small room. It's too difficult (for me) to explain.formal It was too expensive a desk for a child's room. It's (all) too much (= more than I can deal with) - I can't bear it.Too much and unnecessary all too used before an adjective or adverb to emphasize a negative meaning: The holidays flew by all too quickly.Intensifying expressions only too used before an adjective to emphasize a positive meaning: "Would you like to make a donation?" "I'd be only too pleased."Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions

too adverb (ALSO)

A1 (especially at the end of a sentence) in addition, also: I'd like to come too.informal "I love chocolate." "Me too."Also, extra, and in addition used to show surprise: It's a wonderful picture of light shining through trees - and by a child too! Also, extra, and in addition

too adverb (VERY)

A2 very, or completely: He wasn't too pleased/happy when I told him about the mistake. My mother hasn't been too well recently.formal Thank you, you're too kind.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions

too adverb (CERTAINLY)

US informal used to emphasize a positive answer to a negative statement: "I'm not going to school today." "You are too!"Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of too from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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