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all right

adjective [never before noun], adverb ( also alright)    
GOOD
B1 good enough, although not very good: The hotel wasn't great but it was all right. It's a cheap wine but it tastes all right.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
SAFE
A2 safe or well: I'm all right thanks. How are you? Did you get home all right last night?Safe and secureFit and healthy
that's all right
used as an answer when someone thanks you: "Thanks for cleaning the kitchen." "That's all right."Polite expressions
A2 something you say when someone says sorry to show that you are not angry: "I'm sorry - I forgot all about it." "That's all right."Making and accepting apologies
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