sure */*/*/

sure */*/*/
[ʃʊə] , [ʃɔː] adj I
1) certain that something is real, true, or correct
I think she's called Monica, but I'm not sure.[/ex]
If you're really sure about the facts, we'll publish them.[/ex]
I was sure I had left my keys on the counter.[/ex]
No one is really sure why he resigned.[/ex]
2) certain to happen or succeed
Everyone thought that the deal was a sure thing (= that it would definitely happen).[/ex]
If you stay up late, you're sure to feel rotten in the morning.[/ex]
3) used about something that is definite and cannot be questioned or doubted
Bill was chewing his nails, a sure sign that he was worried.[/ex]
be sure to do sthspoken used for reminding someone to do something[/ex]
Be sure to fasten your seat belt.[/ex]
for sure — definitely or definitely true[/ex]
Ashe was an incredible tennis player, that's for sure.[/ex]
I will call you tomorrow for sure.[/ex]
make sure — 1) to check something, so that you can be sure about it[/ex]
Always make sure of your facts before accusing anyone.[/ex]
+(that) I just wanted to make sure you knew where to go.[/ex]

— 2) to take the action that is necessary for something to happen

+(that) Police were there to make sure there was no violence.[/ex]
sure of yourself — confident[/ex]
II
adv
spoken sure */*/[ʃɔː]; [ʃʊə]
used for saying yes or agreeing to something
‘Can I borrow your green jumper?' ‘Sure, no problem.'[/ex]
sure enough — used for saying that something happened exactly as you thought it would[/ex]
I had a feeling we'd get lost, and sure enough, we did.[/ex]

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