- 1 used before adjectives, adverbs, and determiners to mean “in a high degree” or “extremely” very small very quickly Very few people know that. Thanks very much. “Do you like it?” “Yeah, I do.Very much.” “Is it what you expected?” “Oh yes,very much so.” “Are you busy?” “Not very.” The new building has been very much admired. I'm not very (= not at all) impressed. I'm very very grateful.
- 2 used to emphasize a superlative adjective or before own They wanted the very best quality. Be there by six at the very latest. He finally got his very own car (= belonging to him and to no one else).
- 3the very same exactly the same Mario said the very same thing.
- 4 very good/well (formal) used to say that you agree to something or give your permission, usually unwillingly Very good - we'll meet at 8:00. Very well. Stay out as late as you want.
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