[maɪt] modal verb I
Might is usually followed by an infinitive without ‘to': I might change my mind. Sometimes it is used without a following infinitive: I don't think we'll need any more help, but we might. ■ Might has no tenses, no participles, and no infinitive form. It does not change its form, so the third person singular form does not end in ‘-s': She might be late. ■ Questions and negatives are formed without ‘do': Might I make a suggestion? ♦ Your plan might not work. The negative short form mightn't can also be used.
1) used for saying that there is a small possibility that something is true or will happen
You never know what might happen in the future.[/ex]
I was afraid that someone might recognize me.[/ex]
Did you say anything that might have upset her?[/ex]
We might just get there in time if we hurry.[/ex]
2) spoken
used for very politely asking permission to do something
Might I ask the president a question?[/ex]
3) used as the past tense of ‘may' when you are reporting what someone said
Roger said they might not be able to come.[/ex]
I might have known/guessedBritish spokenused for saying that you are not surprised at a situation[/ex]
I might have known he would be late.[/ex]
might have done sth — used when something was possible but did not in fact happen[/ex]
With a bit more effort we might have won the match.[/ex]
might (just) as wellinformal 1) used for making a suggestion when you cannot think of anything better to do[/ex]
We might as well sit down while we're waiting.[/ex]

— 2) used for saying that it would not make any difference if you did something else

The meeting was a complete waste of time. I might just as well have stayed at home.[/ex]
noun [U]
might [maɪt]
great power or strength

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