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adverb too pronunciation in American English /tu/
Too is used in the following ways:
as an ordinary adverb (before an adjective or adverb or before “much,” “many,” “few,” etc.): You’re too young to understand politics.
as a way of showing how a sentence, clause, or phrase is related to what has just been said: “We’re going to the park.” “Can I come too?”
  1. 1
    more than is necessary or acceptable

    You’re driving too fast.

    too much/many:

    You’ve put too much sugar in my coffee.

    a bit too/a little too:

    I don’t trust Hilary – she’s a little too smart.

    too... for someone:

    This film is too scary for seven-year-old kids.

    1. a.
      so much of a particular quality that something is not possible
      too... to do something:

      I was too excited to sleep.

      It’s too cold to sit outside.

      too... for something:

      I’m getting too old for dangerous sports like hockey.

      too... for someone to do:

      The table was too heavy for one person to carry.

      much/far/way too:

      They rarely have meals together. They’re far too busy.

      be too much for someone (=be more than someone can deal with or bear):

      The sight of so much suffering was too much for him.

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    used after mentioning an additional person, thing, or fact to show that they are also included in what you are saying

    “I’m starting to feel hungry.” “Me too.”

    Helen’s got a beautiful voice, and she’s a good dancer too.

    Taking bribes is immoral. It’s bad policy too!

    Of course, our customers complain, but we too have our problems.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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