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Meaning: variant of "no" when it's used as a negative response to a question

For example:

  • I asked Tom if he'd ever been to France and he said, "Nope, never been there."

  • They asked me if I wanted to try skydiving with them, and I said, "Nope. I can't stand heights at the best of times, so there's no way I could jump out of a plane."

Quick Quiz:

"Nope" can be used instead of "no" in
  1. "No. I'm too busy."
  2. "I have no time."
  3. "No way."

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