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English definition of “might”

might

modal verb     /maɪt/
HAPPEN A2 used to talk about what will possibly happen: It might be finished by Thursday. She might not come.Occurring and happeningPossible and probable
TRUE B1 used to talk about what is possibly true: I think Isabel might be pregnant. The rain might have stopped by now.True, real, false, and unreal
you might like/want to UK formal used to politely suggest something: You might want to try a different approach next time. Polite expressions
(Definition of might modal verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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