Definition of 'anything'
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Not that there was anything humdrum about this beautifully upscale collection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You need to grow slowly but nobody wants to do anything slowly now. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Now he can do anything he wants with his life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The threat to his players appeared more internal than anything else. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fight more nearly resembled the battles of a generation ago than anything seen in this war. Times, Sunday Times (2017)No one who knows anything about elite sport will be surprised at this. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You like anything that has been battered and deep-fried. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We contacted them on the same day and didn't hear anything back. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You'll have to go a fair way to find anything better! The Sun (2016)There is little evidence they are anything of the kind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We know if we want anything that we have to work our socks off. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The plane was too high for him to see anything below. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That is better than anything you can obtain on conventional deposit accounts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Is there anything nearer home you could do? Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)We cannot seem to get people to talk about anything else. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Nobody talks about anything other than the next game but there is a bigger picture. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The victim will say anything to stop the pain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were unavailable for comment yesterday but have talked previously about the agony of not hearing anything. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our goal difference is good but we cannot take anything for granted. The Sun (2008)Want to go in with hardened armour and blow up anything in your way? The Sun (2013)Yet bargaining is not a process in which anything goes. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsWe still might not be doing anything close to what we ought to be doing. Christianity Today (2000)If anything happens it will be a tragedy for all concerned. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They look more like angels than anything else on this planet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She proceeded not to do anything of the kind. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She can get anything she wants out of me. The Sun (2013)Now he returns to see if anything has changed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Is there anything you can do to avoid this? Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Anything nearer than that felt more than intrusive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It seemed more to do with the zeitgeist than anything else. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Is there any willingness at the top to do anything about it? Times, Sunday Times (2016)She left the court looking glum and without saying anything. The Sun (2011)Who knows anything about that guy? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We don't know anything about him before the game or after the game. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'anything'
Extremely Common. anything is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'anything'
British English: anything /ˈɛnɪˌθɪŋ/ PRONOUN
You use anything to talk about a thing, when it does not matter which one.
I can't see anything.
- American English: anything
- Arabic: أَيُّ شَيء
- Brazilian Portuguese: qualquer coisa
- Chinese: 任何事
- Croatian: išta
- Czech: něco
- Danish: noget
- Dutch: iets
- European Spanish: algo interrogación
- Finnish: mitään
- French: n’importe quoi
- German: irgendetwas
- Greek: τίποτα
- Italian: niente
- Japanese: 何でも
- Korean: 아무것도
- Norwegian: noe
- Polish: cokolwiek
- European Portuguese: qualquer coisa
- Romanian: nimic
- Russian: что-нибудь
- Spanish: algo
- Swedish: något
- Thai: สิ่งใด
- Turkish: herhangi bir şey
- Ukrainian: що-небудь
- Vietnamese: bất cứ cái gì
Definition of anything from the Collins English Dictionary
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