pretty much
phrasal mainly, largely

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pretty much — adverb to some degree (Freq. 3) we were pretty much lost when we met the forest ranger * * * pretty much More or less • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty much — almost completely. I ve pretty much finished packing. All our kids are pretty well grown up now and one is already in college. Usage notes: also used in the form pretty nearly: He s pretty nearly always right about cars …   New idioms dictionary

  • pretty much — adverb Almost completely; very nearly; mostly. Thats my life pretty much, down to such times as I got shipped off …   Wiktionary

  • pretty much/well — informal : not completely but mostly His ideas were pretty much ignored at the meeting. It is pretty much the same color. The engine is pretty well shot. [=the engine is almost completely useless] “Are you finished yet?” “Pretty mu …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty much (or nearly or well) — informal very nearly. → pretty …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash — Infobox Album Name = Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash Type = Album Artist = Michael Nesmith Released = 1973 Recorded = Mar 12 16, 1973 Genre = Rock, country Length = 31:26 Label = RCA Producer = Michael Nesmith Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • pretty nearly — Almost • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/nearly/ phrase almost They look pretty much the same, don’t they? …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretty well — Almost, more or less • • • Main Entry: ↑pretty * * * pretty much/well/nearly/ phrase almost They look pretty much the same, don’t they? …   Useful english dictionary

  • much — [ mʌtʃ ] (comparative more [ mɔr ] ; superlative most [ moust ] ) function word, quantifier *** Much can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable noun): There isn t much time left. How much money do you have? as… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pretty near — pretty ˈmuch/ˈwell idiom (BrE also pretty ˈnearly) (NAmE also pretty ˈnear) (informal) almost; almost completely • One dog looks pretty much like …   Useful english dictionary

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