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/ ˈsʌmˌhaʊ /


in some way not specified, apparent, or known.

Idioms for somehow

    somehow or other, in an undetermined way; by any means possible: She was determined to finish college somehow or other.

Origin of somehow

First recorded in 1655–65; some + how1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for somehow

/ (ˈsʌmˌhaʊ) /


in some unspecified way
Also: somehow or other by any means that are necessary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with somehow


see under or other.

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