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All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time.
Julie Andrews

Meaning of "like anything" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIKE ANYTHING

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIKE ANYTHING

like a bat out of hell
like a bird
like a blue-arsed fly
like a bomb
like a cat on a hot tin roof
like a charm
like a dog´s dinner
like a dose of salts
like a fish out of water
like a headless chicken
like a house on fire
like a lamb to the slaughter
like a log
like a pakapoo ticket
like a shag on a rock
like a shot
like a ton of bricks
like billyo
like cat and dog
like clockwork

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIKE ANYTHING

anything
bathing
be on to a good thing
breathing
clothing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
know-nothing
last thing
nothing
something
soothing
sunbathing
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
thing
Worthing

Synonyms and antonyms of like anything in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «like anything» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIKE ANYTHING

Find out the translation of like anything to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of like anything from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «like anything» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

像什么
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

como cualquier cosa
570 millions of speakers

English

like anything
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुछ भी पसंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مثل أي شيء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

как и все
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

como qualquer coisa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিছু মত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comme tout
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seperti apa-apa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wie alles
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

何でものような
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아무것도 같은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaya apa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

như nhau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதையும் போன்றது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काहीही सारखे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir şey gibi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

come niente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jak nic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

як і всі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ca orice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όπως και οτιδήποτε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soos enigiets
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

som något
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

som noe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of like anything

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIKE ANYTHING»

The term «like anything» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.016 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIKE ANYTHING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about like anything

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIKE ANYTHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word like anything.
1
Lucy Alibar
Mostly I do Iyengar. I like anything that's hard enough to make me cry in class. I like to be pushed over my limit and broken down a little bit.
2
Julie Andrews
All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time.
3
Sherry Argov
The nice girl meets a guy and acts like she joined a cult. In the beginning, a guy might ask her what she likes. The nice girl makes the mistake of shrugging her shoulders and saying: 'I like anything you like.'
4
Michael Biehn
I don't like gratuitous violence. I don't like the 'Saw' movies. I don't like the 'Hostel' movies. I don't like anything that is violence for violence's sake.
5
William Peter Blatty
I've been campaigning like anything for restoring these changes. For 27 years. I wrote a book about it, well, a portion of the book was devoted to these scenes and why they should have been in the movie.
6
John Cena
My home is at the WWE. I truly do love performing. The atmosphere here isn't like anything else. It's truly where I belong.
7
Michael Cera
I'm not stereotypically Canadian. I don't really follow hockey. I don't feel like anything other than myself, basically.
8
Roz Chast
I don't like anything that looks gelatinous - really weirds me out. But when I was a kid, I used to get very, very upset if anything had a kind of chalky texture; like, certain kinds of cottage cheese I know have a weird chalkiness.
9
Bryan Clay
Before the decathlon I'm constantly trying to convince myself that I want to do this, that I want to take myself to that place where it's going to hurt and things are going to be tough. But that's like anything - you want to give your best.
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Laurie Colwin
Cooking is like anything else: some people have an inborn talent for it. Some become expert by practicing, and some learn from books.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIKE ANYTHING»

Discover the use of like anything in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to like anything and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Anything He Wants: Castaway (#4)
The explosive fourth and final installment of CASTAWAY, the anxiouxly awaited conclusion to the New York Times bestselling miniseries ANYTHING HE WANTS!
Sara Fawkes, 2013
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Dictionary of Idioms
8 Like anything Very fast; very much: > 'He ran like anything down the street. ' > 'I adore chocolate like anything!' 9 Or anything Used to introduce other indefinite possibilities as suggestions, not for a specific purpose: > 'If you want to ring me or  ...
Martin H Manser, 2006
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The 4-hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, ...
Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.
Timothy Ferriss, 2012
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英语常见问题解答大词典: pu ji ben
pu ji ben 赵振才. like anything/anything like 523 word made up of \eners(like ADD ). M is] (4P ADD), 3. The environment is everything around you. It can be living, like a forest , or nonliving, like a rock mountain. .а substance like graphite фй li ...
赵振才, 2002
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
(See esp. Fowler.)——2. Also in such phrases as that in l-i.C. Bailey, Mr Fortune Wonders, 1932, '1 came down {at} half-past seven, like usual': sol.: late C.19—20. like, anything - nothing - something, in comparison (e.g. l'ayn, 'Not that Eye is ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Harrap's essential English Dictionary
'Was the weather nice?' Anything but. ' 2 Someone or something does something like anything, or, eg as hard as anything, if they do it a lot, very much, or very hard : It's raining like anything, a They've been working as hard as anything to finish ...
‎1996
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Interchange Level 1 Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio ...
And would you like anything to drink? 3. I'll have a mixed green salad. 4. I'd like a large iced tea, please.) Focus Ss' attention on the Grammar Focus box. Elicit the structure for making Wh- and yes/no questions with would: Wh-question + ...
Jack C. Richards, 2012
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Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in ...
But bat sonar, though clearly a form of perception, is not similar in its operation to any sense that we possess, and there is no reason to suppose that it is subjectively like anything we can experience or imagine. This appears to create ...
Michael Bruce, Steven Barbone, 2011
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Plato's Forms in Transition: A Reading of the Parmenides
Step 3 (132e6–133a7) parmenides: Therefore nothing can be like the form, nor can the forms be like anything else. Otherwise, alongside the form another form will always make its appearance, and if that form is like anything, yet another; and  ...
Samuel C. Rickless, 2006
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The Quarterly Review
You cannot tell whether your soul tastes like anything: you do not know that it has any taste at all. You cannot tell whether your soul smells like anything : you do not know whether it has any smell at all. You cannot tell whether your soul is hard  ...
‎1843

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIKE ANYTHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term like anything is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zack Greinke is both lucky and the best - SBNation.com
Striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings doesn't sound like anything special to us because we're living in the Strikeout Era, but it was ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
2
Residents east of Cascades take fire prevention measures - SFGate
"It doesn't look like anything happened, but it was all around," said Peggy. The Kellys said they're blessed to have been spared. "It burned ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
3
5 tips for avoiding summer vacation scams | FOX CT
Is the vacation really free? – It may appear to be, but like anything else, a free vacation is not free if you have to give out your credit card number ... «FOX CT, Jul 15»
4
Lafayette location of Hot Dawg Spot in the works - The Advertiser
“It's not like anything you've ever experienced with hot dogs,” says Brittani Aucoin, Bryan's daughter and the restaurant's CEO. “We have the all ... «The Daily Advertiser, Jul 15»
5
Video game modding - Business Insider
Modding, like anything that involves downloading software from the internet, takes some due diligence. If after reading this post you want to ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
6
Riley Curry's "Nae Nae" Birthday Dance Goes Viral | NBC Bay Area
Ayesha Curry posted this cute video of Riley dancing the "Nae Nae" on Instgram — and just like anything else Stephen Curry's adorable older ... «NBC Bay Area, Jul 15»
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KISS Gets Animated with Scooby-Doo in 'Rock and Roll Mystery …
Simmons continues, "Music is important, but it is like anything in life, you can't point to just one thing. If cheesecake is your favorite food, if you ... «Biography, Jul 15»
8
GTA 5: the maddest, baddest, raddest comments banned from …
Rockstar doesn't like the idea of the BBC making a movie based on its early days. In fact, Rockstar doesn't like anything that's out of its control. «VG247, Jul 15»
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Rowan Boulevard: They're building it, but will they come? | NJ.com
"It is not instantaneous, and it won't be, all of a sudden a mass of people arriving there overnight. Just like anything else, this takes time — for ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Wifey Material: Statistically Speaking, There Is A 'Marriage Type'
Like anything, the institution of marriage has had its “in” and “out” phases — and, for many Americans, it seems to be on the way out. «Elite Daily, Jul 15»

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