length

[ lengkth, length, lenth ]
/ lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ, lɛnθ /

noun

Idioms

Origin of length

before 900; Middle English length(e), Old English lengthu; cognate with Dutch lengte, Old Norse lengd. See long1, -th1

SYNONYMS FOR length

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British Dictionary definitions for go to any length

length

/ (lɛŋkθ, lɛŋθ) /

noun

Word Origin for length

Old English lengthu; related to Middle Dutch lengede, Old Norse lengd
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Medicine definitions for go to any length

length

[ lĕngkth, lĕngth, lĕnth ]

n.

The linear distance between two points.
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Idioms and Phrases with go to any length (1 of 2)

go to any length


Also, go to great lengths. Take a great deal of trouble for something, go to extremes. For example, He'll go to great lengths to make a perfect chocolate cake, or, as Benjamin Disraeli put it in Coningsby (1844): “He would go ... [to] any lengths for his party.”

Idioms and Phrases with go to any length (2 of 2)

length


see at arm's length; at length; go to any length.

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