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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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While announcing the results for this innovative award, Udit Bhandari, Founder and CEO of Indimoto said: "I would like to congratulate BMW for its new X1 which has won the Indimoto Most 'Liked' Car of the Year award for 2011 and also for the new 5 Series which has finished a very close second.
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