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pronoun nothing pronunciation in British English /ˈnʌθɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    not anything
    There was nothing in the room except for a mattress.
    She waited and watched, but nothing happened.
    nothing at all: I knew nothing at all about looking after babies.
    nothing else: The smoke alarms were working, but it seemed nothing else was.
    nothing new/strange/wrong etc: I saw nothing strange in the situation.
    There’s nothing wrong with tourism – it’s good for business.
    nothing to do/eat/drink etc: The kids complain that there’s nothing to do there.
    Some of them had had nothing to eat for three days.
  2. 2
    not anything that is important or worth thinking about
    You’re just making a fuss about nothing.
    Do I mean nothing to you?
    A minor headache is nothing to worry about.
    nothing much: ‘What did you do while I was gone?’ ‘Nothing much.’
  3. 3
    no money
    The car is worth nothing now.
  4. 4
    informal used in a score to meanzero
    Our team beat the Eagles, four – nothing.
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