Definition of 'because'
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Overall the vending machine sold as many drinks because consumers switched to alternatives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If we keep clean sheets we will win games because we can score goals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because what else are they gonna do? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not because of the money but because he kept going on about me facing a massive penalty. The Sun (2016)The option of share buybacks looks tricky just now because of notional losses on recent buybacks. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Because how many people at the clubs are actually that bothered about anything other than winning? Times, Sunday Times (2017)That is what you have to do, because the game is always changing. The Sun (2016)Need we forfeit "jettison" just because we have "throw overboard"? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)They were good choices because not many people know the second song. The Sun (2010)It was a good place to be because no one else wanted to be there. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Many soldiers quit because they cannot afford to support families. The Sun (2008)But their discourse goes on because it happens in relationship. Christianity Today (2000)Suggest she writes to me because she clearly has problems. The Sun (2010) Just because this man is a great performer does not excuse this behaviour. The Sun (2011)It is a pity because so much else is wondrous. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Many shun plastic because they like the anonymity of paying by cash. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Many do so because they cannot afford to make their own way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They always surprise you by how far they can go because the motivation inside them is so great. The Sun (2012)That is an attitude and a behaviour that he instilled over many years because they had success through that. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We lost the general election because too many people thought we weren't on their side. The Sun (2010)But maybe that's just because nobody else is singing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He had taken out a policy with the firm that covered loan repayments in case he lost his job because of a heart condition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A quarter had landed a job because of a friend or contact from university. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But we can't wait for this game because when you are playing well it breeds confidence and belief. The Sun (2012)We are looking into those, because clearly the cars have to be safe before they can be driven. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The dealers are a mixed bunch, one of whom has clearly been chosen because he is so spectacularly obnoxious. Times, Sunday Times (2011)People go on about the English media and refer to the job as national team coach as the impossible job because of it. The Sun (2006)We lost the game because Stoke defended much better than we did, with much more purpose. The Sun (2011)
Trends of 'because'
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Translations for 'because'
British English: because /bɪˈkɒz; -ˈkəz/ CONJUNCTION
You use because to say why something happens.
I went to bed because I was tired.
- American English: because
- Arabic: لأَنَّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: porque
- Chinese: 因为
- Croatian: jer
- Czech: protože
- Danish: fordi
- Dutch: omdat
- European Spanish: porque
- Finnish: koska
- French: parce que
- German: denn
- Greek: επειδή
- Italian: perché
- Japanese: ･･･だから
- Korean: ...때문에
- Norwegian: fordi
- Polish: ponieważ
- European Portuguese: porque
- Romanian: deoarece
- Russian: потому что
- Spanish: porque
- Swedish: eftersom
- Thai: เพราะว่า
- Turkish: çünkü
- Ukrainian: тому що
- Vietnamese: vì
Definition of because from the Collins English Dictionary
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