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Definition of any adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used to emphasize an adjective or adverb in negative sentences or questions, meaning “at all” He wasn't any good at French. I can't run any faster. Is your father feeling any better? I don't want any more. If you don't tell them, no one will be any the wiser.
  2. 2(informal) used at the end of a negative sentence to mean “at all” That won't hurt you any.
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