very much

idiom

1
used for emphasis
The company is still very much an important part of the community.
She is very much in control of the situation.
2
: to a very great degree or extent
Thank you very much.
Any help you can provide would be very much appreciated.
often used in negative statements
I didn't like the food very much.
"Did you like the movie?" "Not very much."

Examples of very much in a Sentence

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“Very much.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/very%20much. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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