[ too ]
/ tu /
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.
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Idioms for too
only too. only(def 10).
Origin of too
before 900; Middle English to, Old English, stressed variant of to (adv.); spelling too since the 16th century
Words nearby too
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British Dictionary definitions for too
/ (tuː) /
as well; in addition; alsocan I come too?
in or to an excessive degree; more than a fitting or desirable amountI have too many things to do
extremelyyou're too kind
US and Canadian informal indeed: used to reinforce a commandyou will too do it!
too right! British, Australian and NZ certainly; indeed
Word Origin for too
Old English tō; related to Old Frisian, Old Saxon to, Old High German zou; see to 1
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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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