like4 S1 spoken
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.
used to tell the exact words someone used:
I asked Dave if he wanted to go, and he's like, no way!
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 British English
The ambulance will be too late, as like as not.