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pretty much

also pretty well
almost completely for all intents and purposes I've pretty much finished packing. All our kids are pretty well grown up now and one is already in college.
Usage notes: also used in the form pretty nearly: He's pretty nearly always right about cars.
See also: much, pretty

pretty much

Almost, nearly, approximately, as in Our homework was pretty much finished. This adverbial usage differs from the use of pretty for "considerable" (as in pretty penny). [c. 1800]
See also: much, pretty

pretty much

For the most part; mostly: "The ... matter was pretty much dying down" (John Strahinich).
See also: much, pretty
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I told my therapist the lineup, and he quickly went to the doctors and told them I was pretty much back on my feet.
We pretty much sit out there at night and hang out with some music and some beers and some bros.
But you skated pretty much every day when it was open?
Inverts on vert ramps and gay twists on vert ramps--all the vert ramp tricks are pretty much lost so I need to get back on the vert ramp.
I had this gap I would drive by pretty much every day at one of the on-ramps for the 280.
I pretty much skate with all the people I was skating with back then.
I don't know if it was because of the attitude of the team, or that maybe they thought they had it in the bag because we had pretty much beaten everybody up to that point.
It's pretty much the closest thing to having people who actually skate involved with making the parks.
That is pretty much what I do when I'm not on tour.
He is pretty versatile and when he ends up going to college, he can swim pretty much anything.
It's pretty much just Austin dudes skating ditches.
When the original (Western Electric Power Exchange, or WEPEX) filing was made to FERC by the three major private-sector electric utilities, it was pretty much a unilateral document by those three.
I think Arto pretty much blew that out with the switch three flip.
So contests were pretty much just like skating at a park.
Though the feeling might have been more intense had one of them been Allen Losi, I was still pretty much star-struck.