sort of
adverb Date: 1790 to a moderate degree ; somewhat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sort of — ► sort of informal to some extent. Main Entry: ↑sort …   English terms dictionary

  • sort of — adverb to some (great or small) extent (Freq. 10) it was rather cold the party was rather nice the knife is rather dull I rather regret that I cannot attend He s rather good at playing the cello he is kind of shy …   Useful english dictionary

  • sort of — kind of, sort of 1. These expressions mean much the same, and share the same grammatical problems. (The issues raised here seem to occur less often in practice with the third alternative, type of.) There is less of a problem when kind of is… …   Modern English usage

  • Sort Of — Infobox Album | Name = Sort Of Type = Studio album Artist = Slapp Happy Released = 1972 Recorded = May June 1972, Wümme, Germany Genre = Avant progressive rock Length = 41:42 Label = Polydor 2310 204 (G) Producer = Uwe Nettelbeck Reviews = *… …   Wikipedia

  • sort of — mainly spoken 1) slightly, or in some ways Aren t you hungry? Sort of. I m mostly just tired. I m sort of worried about Jenny. 2) similar, but not exactly the same It s sort of a shiny bluish grey colour. People say I look sort of like my… …   English dictionary

  • sort\ of — • kind of • sort of adv. phr. informal Almost but not quite; rather. A guinea pig looks kind of like a rabbit, but it has short ears. Bob was kind of tired when he finished the job. The teacher sort of frowned but then smiled. Mary wouldn t tell… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sort of — informal 1) you look sort of familiar Syn: slightly, faintly, remotely, vaguely; somewhat, moderately, quite, rather, fairly, reasonably, relatively; informal pretty, kind of, kinda 2) he sort of pirouetted …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sort of — adv. (colloq.) more or less I sort of expected it (to happen) * * * [ sɔːtəv] (colloq.) [ more or less ] I sort of expected it (to happen) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sort of — to some degree. It seemed to be sort of a cross between an oyster and a mushroom. Usage notes: sometimes used to show that you are not certain about something: I m sort of at an age where I just want things to be a little more orderly …   New idioms dictionary

  • sort of — adverb Approximately; in a way; partially; not quite; somewhat. It sort of makes sense the way he explains it, but I still dont really understand. Syn: sorta, kind of …   Wiktionary

  • sort of — almost, similar to, not quite Did you finish cleaning the kitchen? Well, sort of, but not really …   Idioms and examples

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