We were glad enough to leave.
An example of enough is the expression meaning you have all that you need or want, “That’s enough.”
She sang well enough, but the show was a failure.
You've been practicing the guitar all afternoon. Enough!
Enough work to keep us all busy.
An example of enough is the phrase playing well enough, when someone plays a game well, but doesn’t win by a lot of points.
He played well enough.
He is ready enough to accept the offer.
I have enough to keep me going.
An example of enough is having enough eggs when making a recipe that needs two eggs because you have exactly two eggs in the refrigerator.
Is the fish cooked enough?
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of enough
- Middle English enogh from Old English genōg nek-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English ynough, from Old English ġenōg (“enough”), from Proto-Germanic *ganōgaz (“enough”) (compare Scots eneuch, West Frisian genôch, Dutch genoeg, German genug, Low German noog, Danish nok, Swedish nog, Icelandic nógur), from *ǥanaxa 'to suffice' (compare Old English ġeneah), or from *ga- + an unattested *nōgaz, probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂nó(n)ḱe 'he has reached, attained', perfective of *h₂neḱ- (“to reach”) (compare Old Irish tánaic 'he arrived', Latin nancisci 'to get', Lithuanian nèšti 'to carry', Albanian kënaq 'to please, satisfy', Ancient Greek ἐνεγκεῖν (enenkein, “to carry”).).