How to use
nan thing, nathing
not anything or no thing
nothing else/nothing more
know nothing (about somebody/something)
nothing at all/nothing whatsoever
nothing unusual or bad
Nothing ever happens in this town.
There's nothing in this box.
the doctors could do.
know nothing about
I couldn't just stand by and
I promised to
about it to anyone.
from her for weeks.
to be ashamed of.
'Do you know much about business?' '
Nothing at all
She had eaten
with the data.
A brief search was made but they found
She'd had nothing but bad luck.
have nothing against somebody/something
if you have nothing against someone or something, they do not annoy or offend you
I have nothing against him personally.
something which is considered unimportant, not interesting, or not worth worrying about
'What have you been doing?' 'Nothing. Just sitting here.'
There's nothing on television tonight.
'What did you do last weekend?' 'Oh,
was not important
to me for years.
The meal was
it was not unusual or interesting
- just fish with a cheese sauce.
especially American English
We beat them ten to nothing.
have/be nothing to do with somebody/something
if you have nothing to do with someone or something, or if someone or something has nothing to do with you, you are not involved or connected with it
He said that he had nothing to do with the decision.
As I said, it's nothing to do with me.
That's got nothing to do with you.
want nothing to do with
do not want to be involved
the whole thing.
My staff had
to do with this.
without paying for something or being paid for something
Why pay a plumber when my brother will do it for nothing?
if you do something for nothing, you make an effort but do not get the result you want
We went all that way for nothing.
no money or payment at all
This service will cost you nothing.
When a car has done that many miles, it's worth nothing.
there's nothing like something
used to say that something is very good
There's nothing like a long hot bath after a day's climbing.
there's nothing in/to something
used to say that what people are saying about someone or something is not true
It seems there's nothing in the rumours that she's pregnant.
if nothing else
used to emphasize one good quality or feature that someone or something has, while suggesting that it might be the only good one
If nothing else, the report points out the need for better math education.
come to nothing
if a plan or action comes to nothing, it does not continue or does not achieve anything
be nothing if not something
used to emphasize a particular quality that someone or something has
You've got to admit - he's nothing if not persistent.
used to refuse to do something
(there's) nothing to it
used to say that something is easy to do
Anyone can use a computer. There's nothing to it!
it was nothing/think nothing of it
used when someone has thanked you a lot for something you have done for them
'Thank you so much.' 'Oh, it was nothing.'
nothing of the sort/kind
used to say strongly or angrily that something is not true or will not happen
'I'll pay.' 'You'll do nothing of the sort!'
have nothing on somebody
if someone has nothing on you, they are not better than you at something
She's got nothing on you when it comes to writing.
there's nothing for it but to do something
used when there is only one thing you can do in a particular situation
There was nothing for it but to go back the way we came.
Do not use another negative word (e.g. 'not') with
Didn't anything happen?
➔ sweet nothings
; ➔ to say nothing of
; ➔ nothing on earth
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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