W3S1 [ˈeniweə US -wer] adv also anyplace AmE
1.) in or to any place
Sit anywhere you like.
You can buy clothes like these anywhere.
I don't want to live in London, but I'd be happy living anywhere else .
2.) used in questions to mean 'somewhere'
Do you need anywhere to stay for the night?
Did you go anywhere exotic on vacation this year?
Have you been anywhere else in Spain?
3.) used in negative sentences to mean no place
I can't find my passport anywhere.
4.) not anywhere near
a) not at all near
I wasn't anywhere near him when he fell.
b) not at all
I don't think these figures are anywhere near accurate.
5.) anywhere between one and ten/anywhere from one to ten etc
used to mean any age, number, amount etc between the ones that you say
She could have been anywhere between 45 and 60 years of age.
We receive anything from 60 to 300 calls a day.
6.) not get anywhere informal
to not be successful at all
You won't get anywhere without qualifications.
7.) not get sb anywhere informal
if something does not get you anywhere, it does not change a situation or help you to achieve something
You can try writing to complain, but I don't think it will get you anywhere.
8.) not be going anywhere informal
to not be achieving success in your life
He's a nice enough lad, but he's not going anywhere.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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