- 1 used with uncountable nouns, especially in negative sentences to mean “a large amount of something,” or after “how” to ask about the amount of something. It is also used with “as,” “so,” and “too.” I don't have much money with me. “Got any money?” “Not much.” How much water do you need? How much is it (= What does it cost)? Take as much time as you like. There was so much traffic that we were an hour late. I've got far too much to do.
- 2(formal) I lay awake for much of the night.
- 3(formal) There was much discussion about the reasons for the failure. Idioms
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the same Please help me get this job—you know I would do as much for you. “Roger stole the money.” “Ithought as much.”
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used to say that something is difficult to do No dessert for me, thanks. It was as much as I could do to finish the main course.
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not a good… He's not much of a tennis player.
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used to introduce something positive or definite I'll say this much for him—he never leaves a piece of work unfinished.
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