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like to

obsolescent, colloquial Nearly; on the point of. Primarily heard in US. I like to got pneumonia from being out in that cold rain for so long.
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like to

Rur. almost. I like to died laughing when I saw Jim come in wearing a dress. Mary like to passed out when she saw how bad her house was damaged in the storm.
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like to

Also, liked to. Come close to, be on the point of. For example, We like to froze to death, or He liked to have never got away. This expression, now considered a colloquialism from the American South, dates from the early 1400s and was used several times by Shakespeare.
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But I did laugh out loud sometimes, mostly because I couldn't believe God would say some of the things he does, like he likes Austin Powers, and he'd like to end a hymn with "Yah, baby
George would like to see CalCPA more involved in college-level student organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi.
We'd also like to know how you feel about the commercial itself.
My mom never remarried, so I don't know what it's like to have a father.
You've got your eye on a guy and you think you'd like to hang out with him more.
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