W1S1 [ˈeniθıŋ] pron
1.) any thing, event, situation etc, when it is not important to say exactly which
You can buy anything you want.
He was prepared to do anything to make a bit of money.
Anything would be better than staying at home!
You can write about swimming, skiing, or anything else you enjoy doing.
2.) used in questions to mean 'something'
Is there anything I can do to help?
Do you want anything from the shops?
Would you like anything else to eat?
3.) used in negative sentences to mean no thing, event, etc
We didn't have anything to eat for three days.
Don't do anything until we get there.
4.) anything but
used to emphasize that someone or something does not have a particular quality
Maria is anything but stupid!
5.) anything like sb/sth
similar in any way to something or someone else
You don't look anything like your mother.
If you're anything like me, you'll want to be where the action is.
6.) not anything like/near
spoken used to emphasize a negative sentence
We don't have anything like enough money to buy a new car.
7.) as important/clear/big etc as anything informal
extremely important/clear etc
He was as nice as anything to me.
8.) or anything
spoken or something that is similar
Would you like a drink or anything?
9.) anything goes informal
used to say that anything someone says or does is acceptable
From what other people were wearing, it looked like anything goes.
10.) for anything informal
if you will not do something for anything, you will definitely not do it
I wouldn't go back there for anything.
11.) like anything informal
if you do something like anything, you do it a lot
We all encouraged him like anything.
12.) if anything
spoken used when you are adding something to emphasize what you have just said
Sam didn't seem too disappointed at losing. If anything, he seemed relieved that it was all over.
13.) anything you say
spoken used to tell someone you agree with what they suggest
Yes, of course, anything you say.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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