excuse me

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excuse me

  1. (Canada, US) Said as a request to repeat information.
  2. (Canada, US) Said, as though as a request to repeat information, in order to indicate disbelief or indignation.
  3. Said as a request for an individual's attention.
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      Excuse me? Anna? Is that you? — Oh, yes. I am here!
  4. Said as a request to pass somebody.
  5. Sorry, as an apology.
  6. (formal) Said as an expression of unexpected or early farewell.


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excuse me (plural excuse mes)

  1. An old-fashioned type of dance where partners are constantly changed.

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