in addition; also; furthermore; moreover: young, clever, and rich too.
to an excessive extent or degree; beyond what is desirable, fitting, or right: too sick to travel.
more, as specified, than should be: too near the fire.
(used as an affirmative to contradict a negative statement): I am too!
extremely; very: She wasn't too pleased with his behavior.
Idioms about too
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How to use too in a sentence
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical | Stereo Williams | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the not-too-distant future, the AMRAAM might also be out-ranged by new weapons that are being developed around the world.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets | Dave Majumdar | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jennifer Lawrence has long been praised for her authenticity in a Hollywood elite full of all-too-carefully curated personalities.Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn’t Laugh Off Her Nude Photo Hack | Samantha Allen | September 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sheets of bright-but-not-too-bright blue streaked with thin clouds.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Coppy, in a tone of too-hastily-assumed authority, had told her over night that she must not ride out by the river.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
From time to time Lockhart gave vent to a grim laugh, and Spivin displayed his feelings in a too-amiable smile.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
Sylvan scenes, with a dash of human savagery in the foreground, form the best relief for a too-extended assimilation of books.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
Then she looked more hopeful as her eyes rested on Betty, who was sorting the contents of a too-crowded dresser drawer.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
Characteristically, this weakness seems to have taken the form of a too-generous estimate of his fellows.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
British Dictionary definitions for too
as well; in addition; also: can I come too?
in or to an excessive degree; more than a fitting or desirable amount: I have too many things to do
extremely: you're too kind
US and Canadian informal indeed: used to reinforce a command: you will too do it!
too right! British, Australian and NZ certainly; indeed
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with too
In addition to the idioms beginning with too
- too bad
- too big for one's britches
- too close for comfort
- too close to call
- too good to be true
- too little, too late
- tool up
- too many cooks spoil the broth
- too much of a good thing
- carry too far
- (too) close to home
- eat one's cake and have it, too
- go too far
- irons in the fire, too many
- life is too short
- none too
- not (too) bad
- only too
- speak too soon
- spread oneself too thin
- take on (too much)
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