Meaning of “to” - Learner’s Dictionary


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I tried to pull him out but he slipped from my grasp.Mandy wants to grow her hair long.He's now well enough to walk unaided.We have introduced new security measures to deter shoplifters.He has strongly denied speculation that he is planning to leave.

A1 used with a verb to make the infinitive:

He forgot to feed the cat.
Do you know how to make a cake?

A2 used to give the reason for doing something:

I'm just going out to get some milk.

(Definition of “to” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)