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here / hi(ə)r/ • adv. 1. in, at, or to this place or position: they have lived here most of their lives come here and let me look at them | [after prep.] I'm getting out of here it's too hot in here. ∎  used when pointing or gesturing to indicate the place in mind: sign here I have here a letter from the chief of police. ∎  used to draw attention to someone or something that has just arrived: here's my brother here comes the bus. ∎  used to indicate one's role in a particular situation: I'm here to help you we're not here to mess around. ∎  used to refer to existence in the world in general: what are we all doing here? 2. (usu. here is/are) used when introducing something or someone: here's a dish that is simple and quick to make here's what you have to do. ∎  used when giving something to someone: here's the money I promised you here is my address. 3. used when indicating a time or situation that has arrived or is happening: here is your opportunity here comes summer. ∎  used to refer to a particular point or aspect reached in an argument, situation, or activity: here lies the key to the recovery here we encounter the main problem. • interj. 1. used to attract someone's attention: here, let me hold it. 2. indicating one's presence in a roll call. PHRASES: here and now at this very moment; at the present time: we're going to settle this here and now | [as n.] our obsession with the here and now. here and there in various places: small bushes scattered here and there. here goes an expression indicating that one is about to start something difficult or exciting. here's to someone/something used to wish health or success before drinking: here's to us! here's to your safe arrival. here today, gone tomorrow soon over or forgotten; short-lived. here we are said on arrival at one's destination. here we go again said to indicate that the same events, typically undesirable ones, are recurring. neither here nor there of no importance or relevance.

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