somehow


somehow
some|how [ `sʌmhau ] adverb ***
Somehow can be used in the following ways:
as an ordinary adverb:
He managed to escape somehow.
as a sentence adverb (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause):
Somehow, I had the feeling that Jeff was going to be difficult.
1. ) in some way or by some method that you do not know or understand exactly:
Somehow, despite everything, he managed to pass all his final exams.
Farm animals are seen as somehow different from animals we keep as pets.
somehow or other: Somehow or other we've got to find the money.
2. ) for some reason that you do not know or cannot explain:
Why don't you stay? Somehow, I don't think that would be a good idea.
Somehow, it was easier to deal with him when he was alone.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Somehow — Some how (s[u^]m hou ), adv. In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow. [1913 Webster] By their action upon one another they may be swelled somehow, so as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somehow — [adv] by some means after a fashion, anyhow, anyway, anywise, by hook or crook*, come what may*, in one way or another, in some such way, in some way, one way or another, somehow or another, somehow or other; concept 544 Ant. no way …   New thesaurus

  • somehow — [sum′hou΄] adv. in a way or by a method not known, stated, or understood [was somehow completed ]: often in the phrase somehow or other …   English World dictionary

  • somehow — 1660s; from SOME (Cf. some) + HOW (Cf. how). First attested in phrase somehow or other …   Etymology dictionary

  • somehow — ► ADVERB 1) by one means or another. 2) for an unknown or unspecified reason …   English terms dictionary

  • somehow */*/*/ — UK [ˈsʌmhaʊ] / US adverb Summary: Somehow can be used in the following ways: as an ordinary adverb: He managed to escape somehow. as a sentence adverb (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): Somehow, I had the feeling that Jeff was… …   English dictionary

  • somehow — [[t]sʌ̱mhaʊ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj You use somehow to say that you do not know or cannot say how something was done or will be done. We ll manage somehow, you and me. I know we will... Channel 4 arrived and somehow created a… …   English dictionary

  • somehow — some|how W2S2 [ˈsʌmhau] adv 1.) in some way, or by some means, although you do not know how ▪ Don t worry, we ll get the money back somehow. ▪ Somehow, I managed to lose my keys. ▪ Maybe we could glue it together somehow or other . 2.) for some… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • somehow — / sVmhaU/ adverb 1 in some way, or by some means, although you do not know how: Don t worry, we ll get the money back somehow. | somehow or other: Maybe we could glue it together somehow or other. 2 for some reason that is not clear: Somehow, I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • somehow — adverb In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow. By their action upon one another they may be swelled somehow, so as to shorten the length. Cheyne. Syn:… …   Wiktionary