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in the jogging for like

 
 
Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2018 09:44 am
What does "for like" mean? For pleasure?

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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2018 10:11 am
@oristarA,
No, this is spoken English, and people don't always know what to say. In this context like is used because the reader is thinking and saying like or um or er gives more time to think.

That's all it is, you could change like for about without changing the meaning.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2018 10:55 am
In American usage, "like," as well as being a verbal space, also has the meaning of approximate, and also is equivalent to the common locution "more or less." It became very popular in the so-called Beat Generation, from the late 1940s to about 1960.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2018 11:10 am
IN THIS SENTENCE, "for like, two time . . ."

means "for approximately, two times"

or

"for, I estimate, (or guess or recall) two times.'
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2018 05:24 pm
"I was all like, you know."

I love saying things like that, when the other person replies, "yeah"
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oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 13 Dec, 2018 09:27 pm
Thank you. Wink
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