somehow or other


somehow or other
in some way, one way or the other

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • somehow or other — (from Idioms in Speech) by some means; in some way that is not mentioned or explained ... and somehow or other we re going to swim. (J. Galsworthy) Somehow or other he had heard of a box kite... and the idea appealed to him at once. (W. S.… …   Idioms and examples

  • somehow or other — in a way you do not know. This girl at my school has somehow or other fallen in love with me. Related vocabulary: something or other …   New idioms dictionary

  • somehow or other — idi somehow …   From formal English to slang

  • Somehow — Some how (s[u^]m hou ), adv. In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow. [1913 Webster] By their action upon one another they may be swelled somehow, so as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somehow — [adv] by some means after a fashion, anyhow, anyway, anywise, by hook or crook*, come what may*, in one way or another, in some such way, in some way, one way or another, somehow or another, somehow or other; concept 544 Ant. no way …   New thesaurus

  • somehow — [sum′hou΄] adv. in a way or by a method not known, stated, or understood [was somehow completed ]: often in the phrase somehow or other …   English World dictionary

  • somehow — 1660s; from SOME (Cf. some) + HOW (Cf. how). First attested in phrase somehow or other …   Etymology dictionary

  • somehow — some|how [ sʌmhau ] adverb *** Somehow can be used in the following ways: as an ordinary adverb: He managed to escape somehow. as a sentence adverb (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): Somehow, I had the feeling that Jeff was going …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • somehow */*/*/ — UK [ˈsʌmhaʊ] / US adverb Summary: Somehow can be used in the following ways: as an ordinary adverb: He managed to escape somehow. as a sentence adverb (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): Somehow, I had the feeling that Jeff was… …   English dictionary

  • somehow — [[t]sʌ̱mhaʊ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj You use somehow to say that you do not know or cannot say how something was done or will be done. We ll manage somehow, you and me. I know we will... Channel 4 arrived and somehow created a… …   English dictionary


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