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Used to weaken the effect of certain modal verbs.

It may very well rain this afternoon.
I can't very well talk to you and concentrate on sanding this at the same time.

Additional definitions for 'very well':

very wellUsed other than as an idiom: see very, well.
very wellUsed other than as an idiom: see very, well.
very wellIndicating acceptance, often with resignation or acquiescence, of a statement or situation.
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