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1 this /ˈðɪs/ /ðəs/ pronoun
plural these /ˈðiːz/
1 this
/ˈðɪs/ /ðəs/
pronoun
plural these /ˈðiːz/
Learner's definition of THIS
[count] : the person, thing, or idea that is present or near in place, time, or thought or that has just been mentioned
Usage When asking who you are speaking to on the phone, you use the pronouns this in U.S. English and that in British English.
[count] : the thing that is closest to you or that is being shown to you
[singular] : the present time
[singular] : the following idea : what is stated in the following sentence or phrase

like this

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this and that

informal also chiefly British this, that, and the other
: several different things

this is it

used to say that a very important thing is about to be done, a very important event is about to happen, etc.
2 this /ˈðɪs/ /ðəs/ adjective
plural these /ˈðiːz/
2 this
/ˈðɪs/ /ðəs/
adjective
plural these /ˈðiːz/
Learner's definition of THIS
always used before a noun
used to indicate the person, thing, or idea that is present or near in place, time, or thought or that has just been mentioned
used to indicate the thing that is closest to you or that is being shown to you
used to indicate the present period of time or a period of time that is near the present time
: stated in the following sentence or phrase
used to introduce someone or something that has not been mentioned yet
◊ This sense of this is often used to produce excitement when telling a story.
3 this /ˈðɪs/ adverb
3 this
/ˈðɪs/
adverb
Learner's definition of THIS
: to the degree or extent that is suggested in the present situation
often used in negative statements
: to the degree or extent indicated by a gesture
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