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Whatever

Meanings and phrases

whatever

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. one or some or every or all without specification; any; whatsoever

whatever may come

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in spite of all obstacles; come hell or high water; no matter what happens

whatever reason

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • For whatever reason, Perdiccas stood for some time without reply.
  • "For whatever reason, we didn't play well today," Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin said.
  • For whatever reason, the two dealers have not spotted the difference in the prices, but the arbitrageur does.

whatever it takes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • We'll do whatever it takes to make it happen."
  • We love being in this band, and we’ll do whatever it takes to continue."
  • They are normally portrayed as snooty and ruthless and do whatever it takes to keep the status quo.
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