Some·how adv. 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.
Note: ☞ The indefiniteness of somehow is emphasized by the addition of or other.
Although youngest of the familly, he has somehow or other got the entire management of all the others. --Sir W. Scott.
adv 1: in some unspecified way or manner; or by some unspecified
means; "they managed somehow"; "he expected somehow to
discover a woman who would love him"; "he tried to
make is someway acceptable" [syn: someway, someways,
in some way, in some manner]
2: for some unspecified reason; "It doesn't seem fair somehow";
"he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it";
"for some reason they didn't seem to match" [syn: for