what exactly

what/where/when/etc exactly phrase
used for asking someone for more details about something

What exactly did he say?

Where exactly do you live?

Thesaurus: ways of asking questions and making requestshyponym to ask a question or questionssynonym
Main entry: exactly

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • What Is Art? — ( ru. Что такое искусство? [ Chto takoye iskusstvo? ] ; 1897) is a book by Leo Tolstoy in which he argues against numerous aesthetic theories which define art in terms of the good, truth, and especially beauty. In Tolstoy s opinion, art at the… …   Wikipedia

  • what are you he getting at? — what are you, was he, etc. ˈgetting at? idiom (informal) used to ask, especially in an angry way, what sb is/was suggesting • I m partly to blame? What exactly are you getting at? Main entry: ↑getidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • what are was he getting at? — what are you, was he, etc. ˈgetting at? idiom (informal) used to ask, especially in an angry way, what sb is/was suggesting • I m partly to blame? What exactly are you getting at? Main entry: ↑getidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • what was on his mind — what was going through his head, what exactly was he thinking about …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exactly — [[t]ɪgzæ̱ktli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: usu ADV num, also ADV prep/adv (emphasis) You use exactly before an amount, number, or position to emphasize that it is no more, no less, or no different from what you are stating. Each corner had a guard tower,… …   English dictionary

  • exactly — ex|act|ly [ ıg zæktli ] adverb *** 1. ) no more and no less than a particular amount or time: PRECISELY: It s exactly three o clock. The wood should measure five centimeters exactly. 2. ) in every way or every detail: The house is exactly the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exactly*/*/*/ — [ɪgˈzæk(t)li] adv 1) no more and no less than a particular amount or time Syn: precisely It s exactly three o clock.[/ex] The wood should measure five centimetres exactly.[/ex] 2) in every way, or in every detail Syn: just She sounds exactly like …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • exactly */*/*/ — UK [ɪɡˈzæk(t)lɪ] / US adverb 1) no more and no less than a particular amount or time It s exactly three o clock. The wood should measure five centimetres exactly. 2) a) in every way, or in every detail The house is exactly the same as it was 20… …   English dictionary

  • what — W1S1 [wɔt US wa:t, wʌt] pron, determiner, predeterminer [: Old English; Origin: hwAt] 1.) used to ask for information or for someone s opinion ▪ What are you doing? ▪ What subjects did you enjoy most? ▪ What colour is the new carpet? ▪ What s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • What Katy Did — redirects here. For the song by The Libertines, see The Libertines (album). infobox Book | < See Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels or Wikipedia:WikiProject Books > name = What Katy Did orig title = translator = image caption = First edition cover… …   Wikipedia

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