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almostadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɔlˌmoʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst/
nearly but not ​quite: It’ll ​cost almost as much to ​repairyourcomputer as to ​buy a new one. We were ​bitten by ​mosquitoes almost every ​night.
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almostadverb

uk   /ˈɔːl.məʊst/  us   /ˈɑːl.moʊst/
A2 nearly: She's almost 30. It was almost six o'clock when he ​left. I almost ​wish I hadn't ​invited him. It'll ​cost almost as much to ​repair it as it would to ​buy a new one. Almost all the ​passengers on the ​ferry were ​French. They'll almost certainlyforget to do it. The ​town was almost ​entirelydestroyed during the ​war. We were ​bitten by ​mosquitoes almost everynight. The ​boatsank almost immediately after it had ​struck the ​rock. Most ​artistsfind it almost impossible to make a ​living from ​artalone.
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(Definition of almost from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “almost”
in Korean 거의…
in Arabic تَقريباً…
in Malaysian hampir…
in French presque…
in Russian почти…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎,差不多,差一點,將近…
in Italian quasi…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse, az kalsın…
in Polish prawie…
in Spanish casi…
in Vietnamese gần như…
in Portuguese quase…
in Thai เกือบจะ…
in German fast, beinahe…
in Catalan gairebé…
in Japanese ほとんど, 危うく, ほぼ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎,差不多,差一点,将近…
in Indonesian hampir…
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