[help] verb I
1) [I/T] to give someone support or information so that they can do something more easily
Can you help me find my glasses?[/ex]
Her brother offered to help her with her homework.[/ex]
Her work involves helping people to find jobs.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to make something better or easier
Organic farming methods help the environment.[/ex]
We hope this helps to clarify the situation.[/ex]
3) [T] to give someone food or drink
Help yourselves to more wine.[/ex]
cannot/can't help sth — used for saying that someone cannot stop themselves doing something[/ex]
She couldn't help laughing when she saw it.[/ex]
sb cannot/can't help it if — used for saying that someone cannot be blamed for a situation[/ex]
I can't help it if you're upset.[/ex]
help yourselfspoken used for giving someone permission to do or use something[/ex]
'Do you mind if I use the phone?' 'Help yourself.'[/ex]
- help (sb) out
Word family: help Words in the same family as helphelpful adjunhelpful adjhelping nhelpless adj II
help */*/*/[help]
1) [U] the process of helping someone, or something that you do to help someone
Do you want some help with that?[/ex]
2) [singular/U] a person or thing that helps
You've been a real help to me, Carrie.[/ex]
3) [U] the part of a computer program that gives you information
Try the help menu.[/ex]
help [help]
used for asking for urgent help
Help! I'm going to fall.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.