Meaning of SOMEONE in English


or somebody

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


You use ~ or somebody to refer to a person without saying exactly who you mean.

Her father was shot by ~ trying to rob his small retail store...

I need ~ to help me...

If somebody asks me how my diet is going, I say, ‘Fine’...



If you say that a person is ~ or somebody in a particular kind of work or in a particular place, you mean that they are considered to be important in that kind of work or in that place.

‘Before she came around,’ she says, ‘I was somebody in this town’.

PRON: usu PRON in n

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