if not

Definition of if not

  1. 1 —used to talk about the negative result or effect of something You should study. If not, you won't pass the test.

  2. 2 —used to express surprise about meeting someone when it is not expected So I went to the game and who should I see there if not my old friend Tom!

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to criticize severely

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