in a way or by a method not known, stated, or understood [was somehow completed]: often in the phrase somehow or other
In a way not specified, understood, or known.
- In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow.
- By their action upon one another they may be swelled somehow, so as to shorten the length. -Cheyne.
- Although youngest of the familly, he has somehow or other got the entire management of all the others. -Sir W. Scott.
The indefiniteness of somehow is emphasized by the addition of or other.