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3British informal Unserviceable; useless.
1Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition.‘let us know’Compare with we‘we asked him to come with us’‘both of us’
- 1.1Used after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as”‘it's us or them’‘they are richer than us’
- 1.2North American informal To or for ourselves.‘we got us some good hunting’
- 1.1Used after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as”
2informal Me.‘give us a kiss’
Is it correct to say they are richer than us, or is it better to say they are richer than we (are)? See personal pronoun and than
Old English ūs, accusative and dative of we, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ons and German uns.
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