for some reason or other

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for some reason or other

used when the specific details about why something is or was done are not important or have been forgotten
  • For some reason or other, they wouldn't let her in the building.

Word by Word Definitions

some play
  1. : being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

  2. : being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

  3. : being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. : one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

  2. : an indefinite additional amount

  1. : about

  2. : in some degree : somewhat

  3. : to some degree or extent : a little

  1. : characterized by a (specified) thing, quality, state, or action

  1. : group of (so many) members and especially persons

  1. : body

  2. : chromosome

reason play
  1. : a statement offered in explanation or justification

  2. : a rational ground or motive

  3. : a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense

  1. : to take part in conversation, discussion, or argument

  2. : to talk with another so as to influence actions or opinions

  3. : to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at conclusions

other play
  1. : being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

  2. : being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise

  1. : to treat or consider (a person or a group of people) as alien to oneself or one's group (as because of different racial, sexual, or cultural characteristics)


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