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Definition of you pronoun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//yu//
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  1. 1used as the subject or object of a verb or after a preposition to refer to the person or people being spoken or written to You said you knew the way. I thought she told you. Can I sit next to you? I don't think that hairstyle is you (= it doesn't suit your appearance or personality).
  2. 2used with nouns and adjectives to speak to someone directly You girls, stop talking! You stupid idiot!
  3. 3used for referring to people in general You learn a language better if you visit the country where it is spoken. It's a friendly place — people come up to you in the street and start talking.
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