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1. interjection, informal A usually meaningless filler word used to bridge pauses mid-speech. Primarily heard in US. That is, like, such a good idea! What if we, like, reroute the power or something? Maybe we could control the terminals remotely.
2. colloquial A meaningless filler word used at the end of a sentence as a means of adding light emphasis. Primarily heard in Ireland, Scotland. That is just ridiculous, like! A: "What did you do while you worked there?" B: "Oh, lots of things, like. I was the errand boy, so to speak."
3. slang Used with the verb be as a reporting verb, especially for a paraphrased or approximate quotation. Tom was like, "I don't like peas," and I was like, "I don't care if you do or you don't—it's what you're having for dinner!"
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

like

1. interj. an emphatic or meaningless word that, when said frequently, marks the speaker as speaking in a very casual or slangy mode. (see also like, you know. Used in writing only for effect.) This is, like, so silly!
2. interj. a particle meaning roughly saying. (Always with some form of be. Never used in formal writing.) And I’m like, “Well, you should have put your hat on!”
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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