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1. No possible method or chance (that something will happen). There is no way I'm going to pass this class. Why should I even try? No way will he beat me one-on-one. Just no way.
2. Absolutely not; no chance. A: "Billy, please unload the dishwasher for me." B: "No way! It's Janet's turn."
3. An expression of surprise in response to a positive occurrence, perhaps one that was thought to be unlikely. A: "Jim got an A on his final exam!" B: "No way! That's great news!
Inf. No! Me join the Army? No way! She can't do that. No way!
See also: no
Also, there is no way. Certainly not; never. For example, No way can I forget what he did, or Are you coming along?-No way! or There's no way our candidate can lose. This colloquial expression dates from the mid-1900s, but an earlier adverb, noway, dates from the 1300s.
COMMON You can say no way as an emphatic way of saying no. Mike, no way am I playing cards with you for money. That was not the life Jack Hewitt planned to live. No way!
no wayunder no circumstances; not at all. informal
ˌno ˈway(informal) definitely not; never: ‘Are you going to stay at school after you’re 16?’ ‘No way. I want to get a job.’ ♢ No way am I going to speak to him again!
exclam. No! (Compare this with Way!) She can’t do that. No way!
See also: no
Certainly not: Did you like that movie?—No way! It was boring.