1a. Similar to.
1b. In the same manner as.
2. Used with the verb "to be" in dialogue attribution (quotes).
3. Used to express:
(a) a thought, or
(b) an emotional reaction (not an actual quote), especially when
4. A word used as filler while thinking; interchangeable with "um."
1a. They passed like fleeting dreams.
1b. She walks in beauty, like the night.
2. I was, like, "What happened?"
3a. I was, like, What is WRONG with you?
3b. She was, like, NOOO! DAMMIT!
3c. He was, like, crying -- I mean, he wasn't crying, but he was so upset.
4. A covalent bond is, like, when the atoms share electrons?
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