\ ˈtü How to pronounce too (audio) \

Definition of too

1 : besides, also sell the house and furniture too
2a : to an excessive degree : excessively too large a house for us
b : to such a degree as to be regrettable this time he has gone too far
c : very didn't seem too interested
3 : so sense 2d "I didn't do it." "You did too."

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Examples of too in a Sentence

Too, Uncle Jake's hair was still a hard, young, brown color whereas Father's was full of pleasant gray streaks. — Peter Taylor, The Old Forest and Other Stories, 1985 The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, and she called me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harm by it. — Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, 1884 "My dear Jane!" exclaimed Elizabeth, "you are too good. Your sweetness and disinterestedness are really angelic; I do not know what to say to you." — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813 We are selling the house and the furniture too. He saw something, and she saw it too. I want to go too! The soup is too hot. The offer was too good to refuse. This shirt is way too big for me. She is much too young to be watching this movie. You gave me too many cards. I have too much to do. He works much too hard.
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Santo rang the changes at Goodison Park, as his side recovered from their exploits against Torino, with their midfield losing track of their defensive duties on too many occasions., "Everton 3-2 Wolves: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Richarlison Double Lifts Toffees Into Fifth," 1 Sep. 2019 The Ducks had a chance to bury Auburn but left too many points out there early. oregonlive, "Canzano: 10 opinions on the Oregon Ducks season opening loss to Auburn," 1 Sep. 2019 Speaking of tackles … IU missed too many, including two on the Cardinals’ first six plays by Ball, who added three huge penalties: pass interference, unsportsmanlike conduct, and a personal foul. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Rocket-armed Michael Penix might just lift IU football to new heights," 31 Aug. 2019 There were too many reminders of last year: FSU's offense was unreliable after a strong start, the offensive line was again terrible and the defense was gashed and worn down by Boise's offensive pace. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "College football's Week 1 winners and losers, starting with Willie Taggart and Florida State," 31 Aug. 2019 The problem is, producing the nanotubes, called carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFET) is messy and current processes create tubes with too many defects to scale up the process. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Milestone Carbon-Nanotube Microchip Sends First Message: ‘Hello World!’," 30 Aug. 2019 However this works out for Jones, there are too many NFL quarterbacks who sit on benches for years on end. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Philip Rivers’ former coach Norm Chow eyes Cardale Jones for XFL," 30 Aug. 2019 The mayor previously had too many votes to get a correction. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "New Denver council challenges Mayor Michael Hancock’s power," 29 Aug. 2019 At this point, there aren’t too many Windows tablets out there, and the Surface Pro 6 is an excellent choice. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "If you're interested in a Microsoft Surface, now's the time to buy," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of too

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for too

Middle English, from Old English to, too — more at to

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The first known use of too was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of too

: in addition
: more than what is wanted, needed, acceptable, possible, etc.
: to a high degree or extent : very or extremely


\ ˈtü How to pronounce too (audio) \

Kids Definition of too

1 : in addition : also I'm a student too.
2 : to a greater than wanted or needed degree The load was too heavy.
3 : very entry 1 sense 1 He's not too upset.

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