used to say politely that you do not want something:
'Would you like some more coffee?' 'No, thank you, I'm fine.'
5used at the end of a sentence when telling someone firmly that you do not want their help or advice and are slightly annoyed by it:
I can manage quite well on my own, thank you!
GRAMMAR GRAMMAR You can use the following expressions to thank someone:thank you (NOT 'I thank you')• 'Call me if you need anything.' 'Thank you, I will.'thank you for something• Thank you for the lovely card.thank you for doing something• Thank you for letting me know (NOT for let me know/that you let me know).In more informal English, use thanksin the same way• Thanks for the suggestion. • Thanks for helping out.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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