- 1 not anything; no single thing There was nothing in her bag. There's nothing you can do to help. The doctor said there was nothing wrong with me. Nothing else matters to him apart from his job. It cost us nothing to go in.
- 2 something that is not at all important or interesting “What's that in your pocket?” “Oh, nothing.” We did nothing this weekend. see also do-nothing Idioms
- 1without payment synonym free She's always trying to get something for nothing.
- 2with no reward or result All that preparation was for nothing because the visit was cancelled.
- 1 to have much less of a particular quality than someone or something I'm a fast worker, but I've got nothing on her!
- 2(of the police, etc.) to have no information that could show someone to be guilty of something
- 1not at all like It looks nothing like a horse.
- 2not nearly; not at all I had nothing like enough time to answer all the questions.
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used to say that if something is not complete or completely successful, it is not worth anything You have to have a passion for your work—for me, it's all or nothing.
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to be a person for whom someone has no feelings I used to love her but she's nothing to me anymore.
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to have no connection with someone or something Get out! It's nothing to do with you (= you have no right to know about it). That has nothing to do with what we're discussing.
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for a very good reason Not for nothing was he called the king of rock and roll.
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only; no more/less than Nothing but a miracle can save her now. I want nothing but the best for my children.
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extremely; very The trip was nothing if not varied.
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used to emphasize how great or extreme something is It was nothing less than a disaster.
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not a great amount of something; nothing of great value or importance There's nothing much in the refrigerator. I got up late and did nothing much all day.
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(it's) very easy You'll soon learn. There's nothing to it really.
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to be willing to do anything to get what you want, even if it is dishonest or wrong She'll stop at nothing to make money.
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romantic words to whisper sweet nothings in someone's ear
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something is/was not true There was a rumor she was going to resign, but there was nothing in it.
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used to say that you enjoy something very much There's nothing like a brisk walk on a cold day!
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