1) [I/T] to give someone support or information so that they can do something more easilyCan 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 easierOrganic farming methods help the environment.[/ex]We hope this helps to clarify the situation.[/ex]3) [T] to give someone food or drinkHelp 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 yourself — spoken used for giving someone permission to do or use something[/ex]'Do you mind if I use the phone?' 'Help yourself.'[/ex]- help (sb) outWord family: help Words in the same family as help ● helpful adj ● unhelpful adj ● helping n ● helpless adj IInounhelp */*/*/[help]1) [U] the process of helping someone, or something that you do to help someoneDo you want some help with that?[/ex]2) [singular/U] a person or thing that helpsYou've been a real help to me, Carrie.[/ex]3) [U] the part of a computer program that gives you informationTry the help menu.[/ex]IIIinterjectionhelp [help]used for asking for urgent helpHelp! I'm going to fall.[/ex]
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.