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interjection well pronunciation in British English /wel/
  1. 1
    used for introducing a statement, especially one that you make as a reply
    Well, I agree with you about that.
    Well, I haven’t seen you for a long time.
    1. b.
      used for replying to someone when they are expecting you to sayyes’, but the answer isno
      ‘So you told him what you thought of his idea, then?’ ‘Well, not exactly.’
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  2. 2
    used for asking a question or for asking for an explanation
    Well, what did they say?
    Well, who’s responsible for this mess?
  3. 3
    used for continuing to tell someone something after a pause
    Well, as I was saying...
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    1. a.
      used when telling a story for introducing the words that you or someone else has said
      So then she says well pack your things and go!
  4. 4
    used for expressing a feeling such as doubt, surprise, or anger
    Well, they have a nerve!
    Well, I don’t know about that.
  5. 5
    used for ending a discussion or talk
    Well, that’s all for now.




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