Definition of big adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪɡ//
see also bigs (informal)
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  • in an impressive way We need to think big.
  • Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘strong, mighty’): of unknown origin.Idioms
    go over big (with somebody)
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    (informal) to make a good impression on somebody; to be successful This story went over big with my kids.
    (informal) to be very successful The band has hit big in the US. to be very successful He's hoping to make it big on TV.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: big