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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: LIKE1

like

4 adverb
     
like4 S1 spoken
1XX used in speech to fill a pause while you are thinking what to say next:
The water was, like, really cold.
I was just, like, standing there.
2

I'm/he's/she's like...

a) used to tell the exact words someone used:
I asked Dave if he wanted to go, and he's like, no way!
b) used to describe an event, feeling, or person, when it is difficult to describe or when you use a noise instead of words:
She was like, huh? (=she did not understand)
3

as like as not/like enough

British English probably:
The ambulance will be too late, as like as not.

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