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Definition of like

like

  • Californian/"Valley Girl" in origin, but unlike other Valley Girl slang, persists in usage to the present day.

    Last edited on Jan 18 2000. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 18 2000.

  • introduction to dramatic or emotionally-charged event.
    My dad was, like, "You get in here right now!"
    Cyrus got so scared he, like, pissed his pants.

    Last edited on Mar 10 2014. Submitted by Beyhan T. from Bethesda, MD, USA on Jan 31 2006.

  • or onomatopoeic sound.
    And when I started the car, the engine was, like, ggggrrreeeahhghhhh.

    Last edited on Jan 31 2006. Submitted by Beyhan T. from Bethesda, MD, USA on Jan 31 2006.

interjection

  • a pause word in speech.
    Like, we were, like, just hanging, you know?
    We went to the party, and she was like, all pissed and stuff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Oh Louie / Tickets", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Halloween / Ellie", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 10 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "Chapter 8", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 2 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2011. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 18 2000.

  • to say.
    He was like, "Why did you say that?''
    And I was, like, 'No way, dude!'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Halloween / Ellie", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 10 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    Citation from "Chapter 7", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 1 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                        

                                                 

                                                               

    Citation from "Blue Jeans", Born to Die (2012 album), Lana Del Rey blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 20 2013. Submitted by Amanda T. from PA, USA on May 01 2004.

  • a pause word in speech that is near - but not to be confused with - one of the traditional meanings of the word, which is "similar to". (In the citations below, the person is asking if someone is something, not similar to something.)
                                                                                     

    Citation from "Party Down Company Picnic", Party Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "Francine's Flashback", American Dad (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2005) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 03 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 03 2011.

verb - transitive

  • to believe that a suspect has likely committed a particular crime being investigated. Police slang.
                                                    

    Citation from "Meet Juan Doe", Raines (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (2007) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 01 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jan 01 2011.

  • to be romantically interested in.
                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", Family Guy (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 (1999) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 16 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 16 2011.

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Other terms relating to 'to be attracted to':

Definitions include: an erect penis.
Definitions include: the attraction of a heterosexual woman towards another female.
Definitions include: to be romantically interested in someone who does not share the same feelings.
Definitions include: to stare with sexual intent.
Definitions include: to have a crush or like someone
Definitions include: to "stick to" someone like Velcro.
Definitions include: to be extremely attracted to someone; "have a crush on".
Definitions include: bad, of poor quality.
Definitions include: to be very attracted to someone, so much so that one nearly sweats when one sees the object of their affection.
Definitions include: an attraction; "crush".
Definitions include: to be romantically interested in.
Definitions include: exceedingly interested in.
Definitions include: obsessed with another person.
Definitions include: see crush.
Definitions include: to be attracted to.

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Other terms relating to 'like':

Definitions include: to act superior.
Definitions include: See act like (one's) shit doesn't stink.
Definitions include: to say, in reported speech or conversation.
Definitions include: to be present in large numbers.
Definitions include: to bleed profusely.
Definitions include: to have many children.
Definitions include: of a woman, to be well-endowed.
Definitions include: large, muscular, and strongly built.
Definitions include: to have a large penis
Definitions include: acronym for "dad I'd like to fuck".
Definitions include: acronym for "do I look like I give a shit."
Definitions include: to drink alcohol to excess.
Definitions include: to die with others in a large group, usually within a short span of time.
Definitions include: nice buttocks.
Definitions include: when eating, to often eat a little.

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