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some·how

 (sŭm′hou′)
adv.
In a way not specified, understood, or known.

somehow

(ˈsʌmˌhaʊ)
adv
1. in some unspecified way
2. Also: somehow or other by any means that are necessary

some•how

(ˈsʌmˌhaʊ)

adv.
in some way not specified, apparent, or known.
Idioms:
somehow or other, somehow.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.somehow - in some unspecified way or manner; or by some unspecified means; "they managed somehow"; "he expected somehow to discover a woman who would love him"; "he tried to make is someway acceptable"
2.somehow - for some unspecified reason; "It doesn't seem fair somehow"; "he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it";

somehow

adverb one way or another, come what may, come hell or high water (informal), by fair means or foul, by hook or (by) crook, by some means or other I managed, somehow, to scrape a living.
Translations
بِطَرِيقَةٍ مَابِطَريقَةٍ ما
nějak
på en eller anden måde
jotenkin
nekako
valahogyvalahogyan
einhvern veginn, meî e-m hætti
なぜか何とか
어떻게든
cumva
nejako
nekako
på något sättpå ett eller annat sätt
อย่างไรก็ตาม
bir yolunu bulupnasılsaöyle ya da böyle
bằng cách nào đó

somehow

[ˈsʌmhaʊ] ADV
1. (= by some means) → de algún modo, de alguna manera
I'll do it somehowde algún modo or de alguna manera lo haré
it has to be done somehow or otherde un modo u otro or de una manera u otra tiene que hacerse
2. (= for some reason) → por alguna razón
somehow I didn't get on with herpor alguna razón or no sé porqué, no me llevaba bien con ella
somehow I don't think he believed meno sé porqué, pero me parece que no me creyó
somehow or other I never liked himpor alguna razón u otra nunca me cayó bien
it seems odd, somehow; it seems somehow oddno sé porqué pero me parece extraño

somehow

[ˈsʌmhaʊ] adv
(= in some way) → d'une manière ou d'une autre
Somehow or other he's involved → D'une manière ou d'une autre, il est impliqué.
I'll do it somehow
BUT Je trouverai le moyen de le faire.
(= for some reason) → d'une certaine manière
Somehow I don't think he believed me → D'une certaine manière, je ne pense pas qu'il m'ait cru., Quelque chose me dit qu'il ne m'a pas cru.

somehow

advirgendwie; it must be done somehow or otheres muss irgendwie gemacht werden; somehow (or other) I never liked himirgendwie habe ich ihn nie gemocht or nie leiden können

somehow

[ˈsʌmˌhaʊ] adv
a. (in some way) → in qualche modo, in un modo o nell'altro
it must be done somehow or other → bene o male va fatto
we managed it somehow → non so come, ma ce l'abbiamo fatta
we'll manage somehow → in un modo o nell'altro ce la faremo
b. (for some reason) → per un motivo o per l'altro
it seems odd somehow → non so perché, ma mi sembra strano
somehow I've never succeeded → chissà perché non ce l'ho mai fatta

some

(sam) pronoun, adjective
1. an indefinite amount or number (of). I can see some people walking across the field; You'll need some money if you're going shopping; Some of the ink was spilt on the desk.
2. (said with emphasis) a certain, or small, amount or number (of). `Has she any experience of the work?' `Yes, she has some.'; Some people like the idea and some don't.
3. (said with emphasis) at least one / a few / a bit (of). Surely there are some people who agree with me?; I don't need much rest from work, but I must have some.
4. certain. He's quite kind in some ways.
adjective
1. a large, considerable or impressive (amount or number of). I spent some time trying to convince her; I'll have some problem sorting out these papers!
2. an unidentified or unnamed (thing, person etc). She was hunting for some book that she's lost.
3. (used with numbers) about; at a rough estimate. There were some thirty people at the reception.
adverb
(American) somewhat; to a certain extent. I think we've progressed some.
ˈsomebody pronoun
someone.
ˈsomeday adverb
(also some day) at an unknown time in the future. We'll manage it someday.
ˈsomehow adverb
in some way not known for certain. I'll get there somehow.
ˈsomeone pronoun
1. an unknown or unnamed person. There's someone at the door – would you answer it?; We all know someone who needs help.
2. a person of importance. He thinks he is someone.
ˈsomething pronoun
1. a thing not known or not stated. Would you like something to eat?; I've got something to tell you.
2. a thing of importance. There's something in what you say.
ˈsometime adverb
at an unknown time in the future or the past. We'll go there sometime next week; They went sometime last month.
ˈsometimes adverb
occasionally. He sometimes goes to America; He goes to America sometimes; Sometimes he seems very forgetful.
ˈsomewhat adverb
rather; a little. He is somewhat sad; The news puzzled me somewhat.
ˈsomewhere adverb
(American ˈsomeplace) (in or to) some place not known or not named. They live somewhere in London; I won't be at home tonight – I'm going somewhere for dinner.
mean something
to have meaning; to be significant. Do all these figures mean something?
or something
used when the speaker is uncertain or being vague. Her name is Mary or Margaret or something.
something like
1. about. We have something like five hundred people working here.
2. rather like. A zebra is something like a horse with stripes.
something tells me
I have reason to believe; I suspect. Something tells me she's lying.

somehow

بِطَرِيقَةٍ مَا nějak på en eller anden måde irgendwie κάπως de alguna forma jotenkin d’une certaine manière nekako in qualche modo 何とか 어떻게든 op de een of andere manier på en eller annen måte jakoś de certa forma как-то på något sätt อย่างไรก็ตาม nasılsa bằng cách nào đó 不知何故

somehow

adv. de algún modo, de alguna manera.
References in classic literature ?
The advent of Rebecca had somehow infused a new spirit into these hitherto terrible afternoons.
It had seemed to me fairly clear before I fell asleep; and when I first awoke, fresh from my dream, it had appeared as patent as Arithmetic; but somehow it did not seem to me quite so obvious now.
But for this, the avenue had the usual appearance of the entrance to a gentleman's grounds; and, being so curved that the house was now out of sight, somehow looked a much larger park than any plantation on such an island could really be.
He did everything with an air which put your attention on the alert and raised your expectations, but the result somehow was always on stereotyped lines, unsuggestive, empty of any lesson that one could lay to heart.
Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life, because besides the hours he spent at the Rostovs' there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly.
Somehow or other, the thought seemed to give her courage and dignity.
All our arguing with him would not avail; let him be, I say: and Heaven have mercy on us all --Presbyterians and Pagans alike --for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
They were cold, these marble squares of his youth; but HE somehow was not, in this rich return of consciousness - the most wonderful hour, little by little, that he had ever known, leaving him, as it did, so gratefully, so abysmally passive, and yet as with a treasure of intelligence waiting all round him for quiet appropriation; dissolved, he might call it, in the air of the place and producing the golden glow of a late autumn afternoon.
I mastered the notion of their communism, and approved of their iron money, with the poverty it obliged them to, yet somehow their cruel treatment of the Helots failed to shock me; perhaps I forgave it to their patriotism, as I had to forgive many ugly facts in the history of the Romans to theirs.
But though he had a fine flux of words, and delivered his little voice with great pomposity and pleasure to himself, and never advanced any sentiment or opinion which was not perfectly trite and stale, and supported by a Latin quotation; yet he failed somehow, in spite of a mediocrity which ought to have insured any man a success.
The true proposition, however, is in no way the cause of the being of the man, but the fact of the man's being does seem somehow to be the cause of the truth of the proposition, for the truth or falsity of the proposition depends on the fact of the man's being or not being.
Grose concurred so heartily that I somehow took her manner as a kind of comforting pledge--never falsified, thank heaven