American English

Definition of along adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1For the special uses of along in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example, get along with somebody is in the phrasal verb section at get. forward I was just walking along singing to myself. He pointed out various landmarks as we drove along.
  2. 2with someone We're going for a swim. Why don't you come along? I'll be along (= I'll join you) in a few minutes.
  3. 3toward a better state or position The book's coming along nicely.
  4. Idioms
    along with somebody/something
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    in addition to someone or something; in the same way as someone or something She lost her job when the factory closed, along with hundreds of others.
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