somewhere

somewhere
[[t]sʌ̱m(h)weə(r)[/t]]
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1) ADV-INDEF: ADV after v, ADV with be, oft ADV cl/group, from ADV You use somewhere to refer to a place without saying exactly where you mean.

I've got a feeling I've seen him before somewhere...

I'm not going home yet. I have to go somewhere else first...

`Perhaps we can talk somewhere privately,' said Kesler...

Somewhere in Ian's room were some of the letters that she had sent him...

Don't I know you from somewhere?...

I needed somewhere to live in London.

2) ADV-INDEF: ADV prep You use somewhere when giving an approximate amount, number, or time.

The Queen is believed to earn somewhere between seven million and one hundred million pounds...

Caray is somewhere between 73 and 80 years of age...

The W.H.O. safety standard for ozone levels is somewhere about a hundred...

He's American-bred, with a sort of Irish background somewhere along the line.

3) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that you are getting somewhere, you mean that you are making progress towards achieving something.
somewhere or othersee other

At last they were agreeing, at last they were getting somewhere...

This time it looks as if we're really going to get somewhere.

Ant:
be getting nowhere

English dictionary. 2008.

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