whole

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhəʊl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hoʊl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hōl)

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whole

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. [ate, finished, stole, hogged] the whole [pizza, cake]
  2. the whole [book, series, movie]
  3. the whole [family, class, staff]
  4. a whole set of [china, cutlery, clubs]
  5. [spoke, laughed, coughed] the whole [time, day]
  6. the whole time he [didn't, wouldn't, couldn't] stop [speaking]
  7. the whole thing [blew up, fell apart]
  8. (just got) a whole lot [worse, better, easier, more, less]
  9. the whole lot of them
  10. in a whole lot of trouble
  11. offensive: that is a whole lot of [bullsh**, crap]
  12. [can't, shouldn't] finish the whole thing
  13. (promise to tell, will be) the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
  14. my whole life I have [struggled, failed, lied]
  15. have [struggled] my whole life
  16. I feel a whole lot better
  17. the whole situation is [a mess, going down hill]
  18. eat whole [wheat, grains]
  19. you make me whole
n
  1. form a [coherent, complete] whole
  2. the whole of the [country, planet]
  3. form a [complete, consistent, logical] whole
  4. [is, be, have] a [part, piece] of the whole
  5. a part of a [bigger, larger] whole
  6. [three] [pieces, parts] make up the whole
  7. [three pieces] make a whole
adv
  1. a whole new [meaning, level, dimension, world]
  2. [gives, brings] a whole new [meaning] to
  3. the [vase, chandelier, furniture, glasses] arrived whole
  4. swallowed it whole
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