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the matter

Definition of the matter

  1. —used to ask if there is a problem or to say that there is or is not a problem <“Is anything the matter?” “No, nothing's the matter.”> ; often + with <Nothing's the matter with me. I'm fine.> <There's something the matter with the car.>



Word by Word Definitions

matterplay
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify


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