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1. In a particular manner. You shouldn't spend money so frivolously like that. Don't plug it in like that or you'll break it!
2. Similar to or characteristic of something previously mentioned or identified. You shouldn't spend money so frivolously like that. A: "So you want me to help you dodge taxes?" B: "No, nothing like that! I'm just looking to be as efficient with what I pay taxes on as possible."
1. In that way or manner, having those characteristics, as in I told him not to talk to her like that, or I wish I could, like Dick, tell you what I really think, but I'm not like that. [Late 1800s]
2. See just like that.