too

too
/tu:/ adverb
1 (+ adj/adv) more than is reasonable, possible, or necessary: That music is too loud, turn the radio down. | too much/little/many etc sth: There's too much talking! Open your books and get down to work. | much/far/a little etc too: Amanda is much too young to get married. | too tall/old etc for: That crossword is too difficult for me. | too good/hot/big (a sth) to do sth: My coffee is too hot to drink. | A free cruise to Acapulco - that's too good an opportunity to miss.
2 (at the end of a sentence or clause) also: It's a nutritious meal and cheap too! | Sheila wants to come too.
—compare either 4
3 (+ adj/adv) very: Dinner shouldn't be too long. Would you like a drink first? | You shouldn't have bought flowers. You're too kind.
4 all too/only too used to say that something is very easy to do, happens very often etc when it should not: It's all too easy to forget how many soldiers died to secure our freedom.
5 used to emphasize that you are angry, surprised, or agree with something: “They've just built another car park next to the supermarket.” “About time too.”
6 I am/he is/you are etc too informal especially AmE used to emphasize that you disagree with what someone has said about you: “You're not smart enough to use a computer.” “I am too!”

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • too — W1S1 [tu:] adv [: Old English; Origin: to to, too ] 1.) [+ adjective/adverb] more than is acceptable or possible ▪ Do you think the music s too loud? ▪ You ve put too much salt in the soup. ▪ There are too many cars on the road. much/far too ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • too — [ tu ] adverb *** Too is used in the following ways: as an ordinary adverb (before an adjective or adverb or before much, many, few, etc.): You re too young to understand politics. as a way of showing how a sentence, clause, or phrase is related… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Too — Too, adv. [The same word as to, prep. See {To}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Over; more than enough; noting excess; as, a thing is too long, too short, or too wide; too high; too many; too much. [1913 Webster] His will, too strong to bend, too proud to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • too — too; cock·a·too; dus·too·ree; gen·too; po·too; tap·pie·too·rie; tat·too·er; too·lach; too·ner·ville; too·tler; wap·a·too; tat·too; too·na; too·tle; dus·too·ri; pat·too; rat·tat·too; tat·too·ist; tick·tack·too; …   English syllables

  • too — 1. Too is the normal word used to qualify an adjective or adverb to denote excess: The house is too large / I spoke too soon. It should not be used to qualify a participial adjective when this could not idiomatically be qualified by very: She was …   Modern English usage

  • Too — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: C. C. Too (1920–1992), malaysischer Diplomat Daniel Kirwa Too (* 1976), kenianischer Marathonläufer Daniel Kiprugut Too (* 1978), kenianischer Marathonläufer David Kimutai Too (1968–2008), kenianischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • too — [to͞o] adv. [stressed form of TO1, with differentiated sp.] 1. in addition; as well; besides; also 2. more than enough; superfluously; overly [the hat is too big] 3. to a regrettable extent [that s too bad!] 4. ext …   English World dictionary

  • too — (adv.) in addition, in excess, late Old English, stressed variant of Old English prep. to in the direction of, furthermore (see TO (Cf. to)). The spelling with oo is first recorded 1590. Use after a verb, for emphasis (e.g. did, too!) is attested …   Etymology dictionary

  • too — ► ADVERB 1) to a higher degree than is desirable, permissible, or possible. 2) in addition. 3) informal very. ● none too Cf. ↑none too ORIGIN Old English, stressed form of TO(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • too — [adv1] also additionally, along, as well, besides, further, furthermore, in addition, into the bargain, likewise, more, moreover, to boot, withal; concepts 544,771 too [adv2] excessively awfully, beyond, ever, exceptionally, exorbitantly,… …   New thesaurus

  • too — index also Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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