Definition of “I mean” - English Dictionary

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“I mean” in British English

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I mean

A2 used to correct what you have just said or to add more information:

I really do love him - as a friend, I mean.

something that people often say before they start or continue their sentence:

I mean, he's a good teacher, but I just don't like him.

(Definition of “I mean” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)