Somehow or other

  • 1 somehow or other — (from Idioms in Speech) by some means; in some way that is not mentioned or explained ... and somehow or other we re going to swim. (J. Galsworthy) Somehow or other he had heard of a box kite... and the idea appealed to him at once. (W. S.… …

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  • 2 somehow or other — in a way you do not know. This girl at my school has somehow or other fallen in love with me. Related vocabulary: something or other …

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  • 3 somehow or other — idi somehow …

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  • 4 somehow or other — in some way, one way or the other …

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  • 5 Somehow — Some how (s[u^]m hou ), adv. In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow. [1913 Webster] By their action upon one another they may be swelled somehow, so as… …

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  • 6 somehow — [adv] by some means after a fashion, anyhow, anyway, anywise, by hook or crook*, come what may*, in one way or another, in some such way, in some way, one way or another, somehow or another, somehow or other; concept 544 Ant. no way …

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  • 7 somehow — [sum′hou΄] adv. in a way or by a method not known, stated, or understood [was somehow completed ]: often in the phrase somehow or other …

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  • 8 somehow — 1660s; from SOME (Cf. some) + HOW (Cf. how). First attested in phrase somehow or other …

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  • 9 somehow — some|how [ sʌmhau ] adverb *** Somehow can be used in the following ways: as an ordinary adverb: He managed to escape somehow. as a sentence adverb (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): Somehow, I had the feeling that Jeff was going …

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  • 10 somehow */*/*/ — UK [ˈsʌmhaʊ] / US adverb Summary: Somehow can be used in the following ways: as an ordinary adverb: He managed to escape somehow. as a sentence adverb (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): Somehow, I had the feeling that Jeff was… …

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  • 11 somehow — [[t]sʌ̱mhaʊ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj You use somehow to say that you do not know or cannot say how something was done or will be done. We ll manage somehow, you and me. I know we will... Channel 4 arrived and somehow created a… …

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  • 12 somehow — / sVmhaU/ adverb 1 in some way, or by some means, although you do not know how: Don t worry, we ll get the money back somehow. | somehow or other: Maybe we could glue it together somehow or other. 2 for some reason that is not clear: Somehow, I… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 other — [[t]ʌ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ♦ others (When other follows the determiner an, it is written as one word: see another.) 1) ADJ: det ADJ, ADJ n You use other to refer to an additional thing or person of the same type as one that has been mentioned or is known… …

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  • 14 somehow — some|how W2S2 [ˈsʌmhau] adv 1.) in some way, or by some means, although you do not know how ▪ Don t worry, we ll get the money back somehow. ▪ Somehow, I managed to lose my keys. ▪ Maybe we could glue it together somehow or other . 2.) for some… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 somehow — /sum how /, adv. 1. in some way not specified, apparent, or known. 2. somehow or other, in an undetermined way; by any means possible: She was determined to finish college somehow or other. [1655 65; SOME + HOW1] * * * …

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  • 16 somehow — adv someway, in some way, in one way or another, by some means, by some means or other, somehow or other; no matter how, by fair means or foul, by hook or by crook, Sl. come hell or high water …

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  • 17 other — oth|er W1S1 [ˈʌðə US ˈʌðər] determiner, adj, pron ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(the second of two)¦ 2¦(the rest)¦ 3¦(additional)¦ 4¦(different)¦ 5¦(opposite)¦ 6 other than 7 none other than somebody 8 the other way around/round 9 the other day/morning/week etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 other — determiner, adjective, pronoun 1 used when there are two people, things etc to mean the one that is not being used, the one that you do not already have etc: the other: She was driving the car with one hand and wiping the window with the other. | …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 somehow — Synonyms and related words: accidentally, after a fashion, anyhow, anyway, anywise, as it chanced, by a fluke, by accident, by chance, by good fortune, by hazard, by some means, casually, for some reason, fortuitously, in, in some way,… …

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  • 20 somehow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. some way, by some means. See method. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. in some way, in one way or another, in a way not yet known, by one means or another, by some means, somehow or other, by hook or by… …

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