some|where [ `sʌmwer ] adverb ***
1. ) used for referring to a place when you do not know or say exactly where:
I think I've seen you before somewhere.
I've lost my watch, but it must be somewhere in the house.
There's a restaurant somewhere around here that's supposed to be good.
I had to find somewhere to sit down.
somewhere nice/safe/different etc.: Let's go somewhere nice for dinner.
or somewhere (=or a similar place): Dan's working for a company in Denmark or Norway or somewhere.
somewhere else: If we don't provide a good service, customers will go somewhere else.
2. ) used when giving an amount that is not exact but that is a little more or less:
somewhere around/between/over etc.: I'd expect to be earning somewhere between $20,000 and $25,000.
I'd say there were somewhere around 50 people at the meeting.
be getting somewhere
to be making some progress:
I think at last we're getting somewhere.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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