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English definition of “what with”

what with

C2 used to talk about the reasons for a particular situation , especially a bad or difficult situation : I'm very tired , what with travelling all day yesterday and having a disturbed night .Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason Grammar:Questions: interrogative pronouns (what, who)We use interrogative pronouns to ask questions. They are: who, which, whom, what and whose. These are also known as wh-words. Questions using these are called wh-questions:Grammar:Interrogative pronouns: usesWe use who and whom on their own:
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