- 1(at) the present time Where are you living now? It's been two weeks now since she called. It's too late now. From now onI'll be more careful. He'll be home by now. I've lived at home up till now. That's all for now.
- 2at or from this moment, but not before Start writing now. I am now ready to answer your questions.
- 3(informal) used to show that you are annoyed about something Now they want to tax food! What do you want now? It's broken. Now I'll have to get a new one.
- 4used to get someone's attention before changing the subject or asking them to do something Now, listen to what she's saying. Now, the next point is quite complex. Now come and sit down. Now let me think… Idioms
- 1= now, now
- 2used when making a suggestion or an offer Now then, who wants to come for a walk?
- 1(also what is it now?) used when you are annoyed because someone is always asking questions or interrupting you “Yes, but Dad…” “Now what?”
- 2used to say that you do not know what to do next in a particular situation
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from time to time; occasionally Every now and again she checked to see if he was still asleep.
(every) now and again/thenjump to other results
used when turning to a fresh activity or subject And now for some travel news.
now for somebody/somethingjump to other results
used to show in a mild way that you do not approve of something Now then, that's enough noise.
now, now (also now then)jump to other results
at one time… at another time… Her moods kept changing—now happy, now sad.
now… now…jump to other results
this is the only opportunity someone will have to do something
(it's) now or neverjump to other results
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now what? (informal)jump to other results