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[suhm-hou] /ˈsʌmˌhaʊ/
adverb
1.
in some way not specified, apparent, or known.
Idioms
2.
somehow or other, in an undetermined way; by any means possible:
She was determined to finish college somehow or other.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; some + how1
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somehow

/ˈsʌmˌhaʊ/
adverb
1.
in some unspecified way
2.
Also somehow or other. by any means that are necessary
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Word Origin and History for somehow or other

somehow

adv.

1660s, "in some way not yet known," from some + how. First attested in phrase somehow or other.

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somehow

see under or other
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