1. similar to

2. to be interested in, enjoy

3. a meaningless word teenagers insert liberally into both colloquial and formal speech in order to maintain a steady stream of words
Lindsay, you're really like, like my previous, like, girlfriend in that I like, really like, like you.
by Wes64 August 24, 2013
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A softening word used mainly by teenagers who are not entirely confident about the content of their speech. Used when they want to avoid an outright opinion or statement of fact that they might be challenged over or that someone might take offence at.

It can also be used along the lines of "You know what I'm saying?” to re-enforce the bond between speakers. With each use of 'like' requiring a nod from the listener to indicate they agree with the speakers assessment of events.

By opening any statement with 'like' the speaker can avoid responsibility for it being entirely true or not.

When overused (as it often is) it can be very annoying to listen to because it sounds like the person is not really saying anything of substance.
"...so I was like, so angry about it."
Rather than, "I was so angry."

Or

"It was like, the best thing ever."
Rather than, "I thought it was the best thing ever."

Or

"I'm like totally over him, and I like don't ever want to see him like, ever again. I mean like, what the hell? He's like a total sleaze"
Rather than, "I'm totally over him, and I don't want to see him ever again. I mean, what the hell? I think he's a total sleaze. Don't you agree?"
by The DNG August 5, 2007
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1a. Similar to.
1b. In the manner of.

2. Approximately.

3. Used with the verb "to be" in dialogue attribution (quotes).

4. Used to express:
(a) an unspoken thought or
(b) an emotional reaction, especially when
(c) exaggerating.

5. A filler word, interchangeable with "uh."
1a. My heart is like a singing bird.
1b. She sat like patience on a monument, / Smiling at grief.

2. There were, like, forty people in the theater.

3. He was, like, "Where are you going?"

4a. I was, like, What's wrong with you?
4b. I was, like, NO DAMMIT!!!
4c. I was, like, crying -- well, I mean, I wasn't crying, but I was so upset.

5. A covalent bond is, like, when the atoms share electrons, right?
by Journeyman Writer February 28, 2005
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Every third word used in the LA and Orange County areas of Southern California.
Like what time is it? Like I have no clue.

Like then I was like this and then I was like that and then I was like why are you looking at me like that and then she was like...

Like, OMG what are you doing?

Like, wtf language is that that they speak. Like, can you like answer like that like question?
by s6 July 5, 2005
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1) A term used, usually by middle schoolers, to say 'have a crush on'
2) A word used to compare things
3) A word that some stupid teenage Valley girls must use every other word in every sentence
4) A word meaning 'said'
Sandra:I really like John, I want him to ask me out!
Katie: NO WAY! Gaby likes John too, and he likes her!
Sandra: What? I thought Gaby liked Mike!
Sandra: No, that was last month. She did until she found out that Mike liked Alyssa.

Life living with my stepmother is like hell. It sucks.

Stupid Slut 1: So, like, I was like, at the mall yesterday, and like, I saw this like, adorable shirt! And, like, ohmigawd, it was like on sale! I was all "YES!" and I went like, crazy! It was like, sooo cool!

Did you hear what happened? Mara cursed at the teacher today! She was yelling at Mara and Mara was like "Fuck off bitch" and the teacher seem really shocked, then she was like "WHAT?!? WHAT DID YOU SAY? GET DOWN TO THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE NOW!", yelling and shit.
by Romanticide April 4, 2005
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a. A nebulously-defined social connotation often referring to an appreciation of someone of the opposite gender accompanied by a desire or supposition of a desire for the relationship to progress beyond platonic friendship.
by Jinky Williams May 31, 2005
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