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1 pronoun
some‧one1 S1 W1
used to mean a person, when you do not know, or do not say, who the person is [= somebody; ↪ anyone, everyone, no one]:
What would you do if someone tried to rob you in the street?
Will someone please explain what's going on?
someone new/different etc
'When are you planning to hire someone?' 'As soon as we find someone suitable.'
Can you ask someone else (=a different person) to help you? I'm really busy.
Have Brooks or someone fax this to New York right away.

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