an‧y‧thing S1 W1
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 anything else 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 anything else to eat?
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!
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.
used to emphasize a negative sentence:
We don't have anything like enough money to buy a new car.
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.
used to tell someone you agree with what they suggest:
Yes, of course, anything you say.