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adjective spoken OK pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊˈkeɪ/
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  1. 1
    satisfactory. This word often shows that you think that something is not as good as it could or should be
    The food was OK, but nothing special.
    turn out OK (=end in a satisfactory way): We didn’t start on time, but everything turned out OK anyway.
  2. 2
    [never before noun] allowed, suitable, or not likely to make you upset
    it’s OK to do something: Are you saying it’s OK to lie to your children?
    it’s OK for someone to do something: The teacher said it was OK for me to leave class early.
    it’s OK by/with me: It’s OK by me if they come with us.
  3. 3
    [never before noun] not injured, damaged, ill, or upset
    The doctors say he’ll be OK in a few weeks.
    Are you OK? You look tired.
  4. 4
    if someone is OK, you like them or respect them
    Paul is an OK kind of guy.
    I like Jim. He’s OK.


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 OK pronunciation in British English adverb
I think I did OK in the exam.
Things around here were going OK until you arrived.


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