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anything */*/*/
UK [ˈenɪˌθɪŋ] / US pronoun
1) [usually in negatives or questions] used instead of "something" when saying or asking whether there is one thing or even a small amount of something

Do you know anything about cricket?

He never does anything to help.

If anything happens, call me.

I promise I won't do anything stupid.

hardly anything:

It was so dark I could hardly see anything at all.

anything else:

Do you want anything else to eat?

anything to do/see/say etc:

Is there anything to eat in the house?

what, if anything? (= used when you think there is probably nothing):

It is not clear what. if anything, we can do to improve the situation.

2) used when it is not important to say which thing, idea, action etc you are referring to, because what you are saying applies to everything

You can buy anything you want on the Internet.

Anything made of wood needs to be protected from the weather.

She would do anything for her children.

almost anything/just about anything:

Pigs will eat almost anything.

3) used with numbers to show that you are not giving exact information, but that any number is possible within the range you mention

A good diamond could cost anything from £10,000 to £300,000.

You may have to wait anything up to six months for an appointment.

as ... as anythingspoken used with adjectives or adverbs to mean "very" or "extremely"

She was as nervous as anything.

not ... anything better/worse — used for saying that something is the best/the worst thing you can think of

It was wonderful to have a place of my own. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

not anything like/near — not at all or not nearly

They didn't get anything near the price they were asking.

not anything like as ... as:

The exam wasn't anything like as hard as I expected.

not ... for anythingspoken used for emphasizing that you definitely will not do something

I wouldn't get married again for anything.

...or anythingspoken used for referring to or asking about other things of the same type

Can I get you a sandwich or anything?

He never brought me flowers or anything.

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