massive

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1. very big, enormous

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massive elephant/dinosaur/problem

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 'Massive' is an adjective used to describe something huge in terms of size, amount or mass. "Are you going to eat all that? The portion is massive." "We have had to commit to a massive reduction in spending." It is a common adjective used in a variety of contexts. 

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  1. The children were a bit frightened when they saw the massive elephant coming towards them.
  2. The plant-eating dinosaurs were absolutely massive, much bigger than anything on land today.
  3. If we don't fix this tap now, the sink will overflow and we'll have a massive problem to deal with.

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  1. We're anticipating a shortfall in profits this quarter. There has been a massive drop in sales.
  2. We are experiencing a massive delay in our supply chain due to an issue with our main supplier in China.

2. brilliant, excellent, lovely

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sth is only massive

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 In Irish and UK colloquial slang 'massive' can be used as an adjective to say that something is great or brilliant. This has a very positive connotation but is very informal, so this use of 'massive' is usually used in social contexts among younger people.

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  1. The kids had a great time at the concert. They said it was only massive.
  2. Oh my God, your new runners are only massive!

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