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- adverb idiomatic, colloquial
Slightly; somewhat; sort of.
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- adverb to some (great or small) extent
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From a reanalysis "kind of" in a phrase such as "a kind of merry dance" from noun ("kind") and preposition ("of") from the prepositional phrase "of merry dance" to adverb modifying "merry".
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