excuse me

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  • IPA(key): /ɛksˈkjuːz mi/, /ɪksˈkjuːz mi/
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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.
    It was so hot I took off my clothes and sat by the window to cool off.
    Excuse me?
  3. Said as a request for an individual's attention.
  4. Said as a request to pass somebody.
    Excuse me: can I get through please?
  5. Sorry, as an apology.
  6. (formal) Said as an expression of unexpected or early farewell.
    Oh, excuse me, I hadn't realized how late it was. I need to get home and make dinner.


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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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