someone


someone
some|one1 W1S1 [ˈsʌmwʌn] pron
used to mean a person, when you do not know, or do not say, who the person is
→↑anyone, everyone ↑everyone, no one ↑no one
What would you do if someone tried to rob you in the street?
Will someone please explain what's going on?
someone new/different etc
'When are you planning to hire someone?' 'As soon as we find someone suitable.'
Can you ask someone else (=a different person) to help you? I'm really busy.
Have Brooks or someone fax this to New York right away.
someone 2
someone2 n
be someone
to be or feel important
Gerber was determined to be someone.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • someone*/*/*/ — [ˈsʌmwʌn] pronoun used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is I can t find my calculator – someone must have taken it.[/ex] I ve invited someone special that I want you to meet.[/ex] His wife told him she… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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