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English definition of “just”

just

adverb     strong /dʒʌst/ weak /dʒəst/
ONLY B1 only: I'll just have a small piece . He just wants to win . The film is not just about love .Merely and barelyAlmost
RECENTLY A2 a very short time ago: I've just been on a trip to France. We've only just begun .In the past
EMPHASIS B1 used to emphasize something you say: I just can't bear it!Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
ALMOST NOT UK B1 almost not: This dress only just fits .Merely and barelyAlmost
EXACTLY B1 exactly : Tim looks just like his father . This carpet would be just right for my bedroom .Accurate and exact
ALMOST NOW A2 now or very soon : The film is just beginning . I'm just coming!NowIn the future and soon
just before/over/under, etc B1 a little before/over/under, etc something else : It costs just over $10. She left just before Michael.Small in number and quantity
just about B1 almost : I think I've remembered just about everything.AlmostMerely and barely
be just about to do sth B1 to be going to do something very soon : I was just about to phone you.In the future and soon
just as bad/good/tall, etc (as sb/sth) B1 equally bad /good/ tall , etc : He's just as talented as his brother .Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
I/you/we, etc will just have to do sth used to say that there is nothing else someone can do: You'll just have to wait .Inevitable
just as B2 at the same time as: She woke up just as we got there.Simultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence
it's just as well used to say that it is lucky that something happened : It's just as well we brought an umbrella . → See also just the jobGood luck and bad luck
(Definition of just adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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