How to use
any thing, event, situation etc, when it is not important to say exactly which
You can buy anything you want.
He was prepared to do anything to make a bit of money.
Anything would be better than staying at home!
You can write about swimming, skiing, or
you enjoy doing.
used in questions to mean 'something'
Is there anything I can do to help?
Do you want anything from the shops?
Would you like
used in negative sentences to mean no thing, event, etc
We didn't have anything to eat for three days.
Don't do anything until we get there.
used to emphasize that someone or something does not have a particular quality
Maria is anything but stupid!
anything like somebody/something
similar in any way to something or someone else
You don't look anything like your mother.
If you're anything like me, you'll want to be where the action is.
not anything like/near
used to emphasize a negative sentence
We don't have anything like enough money to buy a new car.
as important/clear/big etc as anything
extremely important/clear etc
He was as nice as anything to me.
or something that is similar
Would you like a drink or anything?
used to say that anything someone says or does is acceptable
From what other people were wearing, it looked like anything goes.
if you will not do something for anything, you will definitely not do it
I wouldn't go back there for anything.
if you do something like anything, you do it a lot
We all encouraged him like anything.
used when you are adding something to emphasize what you have just said
Sam didn't seem too disappointed at losing. If anything, he seemed relieved that it was all over.
anything you say
used to tell someone you agree with what they suggest
Yes, of course, anything you say.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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