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1last/ˈlæst/
British/ˈlɑːst/verb
lastslastedlasting
1last
/ˈlæst/British/ˈlɑːst/
verb
lastslastedlasting
Learner's definition of LAST  
[no object] : to continue in time
   b [no object] : to continue in good condition
   c [no object] : to continue to be available
   d : to continue to be enough for the needs of someone
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] 
: to be able to continue in a particular situation or condition
   b : to continue to live

last the distance

— see 1distance
2last/ˈlæst/
British/ˈlɑːst/adjective
2last
/ˈlæst/British/ˈlɑːst/
adjective
Learner's definition of LAST  
: coming after all others in time, order, or importance
: final
   b : remaining after the rest are gone
: belonging to the final part of something
: most recent— used to identify a preceding period of time
: least likely
   b : least desirable
   c : least important

every last

— used as a more forceful way of saying every

in the last analysis

— see analysis

last gasp

: a final attempt or effort made at the very end
— see also last-gasp

last thing

: after everything else: very late

on your/its last legs

— see 1leg

the last laugh

— see 2laugh

the last moment

— see moment

the last straw

— see straw

the last word

— see 1word

to the last man

— see 1man
3last/ˈlæst/
British/ˈlɑːst/adverb
3last
/ˈlæst/British/ˈlɑːst/
adverb
Learner's definition of LAST  
: after any others in time, order, or importance: at the end
◊ In figurative use, something or someone that comes last is less important than other things or people.
: most recently: on the most recent occasion
— used to introduce a final statement or subject

first and last

— see 2first

last but not least

— used to say that a final statement is not less important than previous statements
4last/ˈlæst/
British/ˈlɑːst/pronoun
4last
/ˈlæst/British/ˈlɑːst/
pronoun
Learner's definition of LAST  
the last : the last person or thing in a group or series
the last : the last time someone is seen, something is mentioned, etc.
   b : a final action
   c informal — used to describe the most recent information you have about someone or something
the last 
: the end of something
   b : the end of someone's life
: the final thing or things that have been mentioned previously
   b : the most recent one of something

breathe your last

literary
: to die
5last/ˈlæst/
British/ˈlɑːst/noun
5last
/ˈlæst/British/ˈlɑːst/
noun
Learner's definition of LAST  

at last

orat long last
: after a delay or long period of time
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