- some|thingW1S1 [ˈsʌmθıŋ] pron1.) used to mean a particular thing when you do not know its name or do not know exactly what it is▪ There's something in my eye.▪ Sarah said something about coming over later.sth new/old/good etc▪ It's a good car but I'm looking for something newer.▪ The house was too small so they decided to look for something else (=a different one) .▪ I think there's something wrong (=a problem) with the phone.▪ I don't know what he does exactly, but I know it has something to do with computers (=is related to them in some way) .2.) sth to eat/drink/read/do etcsome food, a drink, a book, an activity etc▪ Would you like something to drink?▪ I should take something to read on the plane.3.) do sthto do something in order to deal with a problem or difficult situation▪ Don't just stand there - do something!do something about▪ Can you do something about that noise?4.) sth about sb/sthused to say that a person, situation etc has a quality or feature that you recognize but you cannot say exactly what it is(there is) sth different/odd/unusual about sb/sth▪ There was something rather odd about him.▪ There's something about her voice that I find really sexy.5.) ... or sthspoken used when you cannot remember, or do not think it is necessary to give, another example of something you are mentioning▪ Her name was Judith, or Julie, or something.▪ Here's some money. Get yourself a sandwich or something.6.) sth like 100/2000 etcclose to but not exactly a large amount such as 100, 2000 etc▪ Something like 50,000 homes are without power.7.) be thirty-sth/forty-sth etcused to say that someone is aged between 30 and 39, between 40 and 49 etc when you do not know exactly8.) be (really/quite) sthspoken used to say that something is very good and impressive▪ Running your own company at 21 is really something.▪ That was really something, wasn't it?9.) be sth elsespoken to be unusual or funny to other people▪ You really are something else!10.) there's sth in/to sthused to admit that someone's words are true or their ideas are successful etc▪ They had to concede that there was something in his teaching methods.▪ Do you think there's something to the rumours about Larry and Sue?11.) have sth of sthto have a few of the same features or qualities that someone else has▪ It was clear that Jenkins had something of his father's brilliance.12.) be sth of a gardener/an expert etcto know a lot about something or to be very good at something▪ Charlie's always been something of an expert on architecture.13.) sth of a shock/surprise etcformal used to say that something is a shock, surprise etc, but not completely or not in a strong or severe way▪ The news came as something of a surprise14.) a little sthused when you are telling someone that you have bought them a present▪ I got you a little something for your birthday.15.) sixty sth/John sth etcspoken used when you cannot remember the rest of a number or name▪ 'How much did you spend on groceries?' 'A hundred and twenty something.'16.) make sth of yourselfto become successful17.) that's sthused to say that there is one thing that you should be glad about▪ At least we have some money left. That's something, isn't it?
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