- an|y|thingW1S1 [ˈeniθıŋ] pron1.) any thing, event, situation etc, when it is not important to say exactly which▪ You can buy anything you want.▪ He was prepared to do anything to make a bit of money.▪ Anything would be better than staying at home!▪ You can write about swimming, skiing, or anything else you enjoy doing.2.) used in questions to mean 'something'▪ Is there anything I can do to help?▪ Do you want anything from the shops?▪ Would you like anything else to eat?3.) used in negative sentences to mean no thing, event, etc▪ We didn't have anything to eat for three days.▪ Don't do anything until we get there.4.) anything butused to emphasize that someone or something does not have a particular quality▪ Maria is anything but stupid!5.) anything like sb/sthsimilar in any way to something or someone else▪ You don't look anything like your mother.▪ If you're anything like me, you'll want to be where the action is.6.) not anything like/nearspoken used to emphasize a negative sentence▪ We don't have anything like enough money to buy a new car.7.) as important/clear/big etc as anything informalextremely important/clear etc▪ He was as nice as anything to me.8.) or anythingspoken or something that is similar▪ Would you like a drink or anything?9.) anything goes informalused to say that anything someone says or does is acceptable▪ From what other people were wearing, it looked like anything goes.10.) for anything informalif you will not do something for anything, you will definitely not do it▪ I wouldn't go back there for anything.11.) like anything informalif you do something like anything, you do it a lot▪ We all encouraged him like anything.12.) if anythingspoken used when you are adding something to emphasize what you have just said▪ Sam didn't seem too disappointed at losing. If anything, he seemed relieved that it was all over.13.) anything you sayspoken used to tell someone you agree with what they suggest▪ Yes, of course, anything you say.
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