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[too] /tu/
adverb
1.
in addition; also; furthermore; moreover:
young, clever, and rich too.
2.
to an excessive extent or degree; beyond what is desirable, fitting, or right:
too sick to travel.
3.
more, as specified, than should be:
too near the fire.
4.
(used as an affirmative to contradict a negative statement):
I am too!
5.
extremely; very:
She wasn't too pleased with his behavior.
Idioms
6.
only too. only (def 10).
Origin of too
900
before 900; Middle English to, Old English, stressed variant of to (adv.); spelling too since the 16th century
Can be confused
to, too, two.
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British Dictionary definitions for too

too

/tuː/
adverb
1.
as well; in addition; also: can I come too?
2.
in or to an excessive degree; more than a fitting or desirable amount: I have too many things to do
3.
extremely: you're too kind
4.
(US & Canadian, informal) indeed: used to reinforce a command: you will too do it!
5.
(Brit & Austral, NZ) too right!, certainly; indeed
Word Origin
Old English tō; related to Old Frisian, Old Saxon to, Old High German zou; see to1
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Word Origin and History for too
adv.

"in addition, in excess," late Old English, stressed variant of Old English prep. to "in the direction of, furthermore" (see to). The spelling with -oo is first recorded 1590. Use after a verb, for emphasis (e.g. did, too!) is attested from 1914. German zu unites the senses of English to and too. Slang too-too "excessive in social elegance" first recorded 1881. Too much "excellent" first recorded 1937 in jazz slang.

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