(someone) just (did something)

One of the uses of "just" is to express that something happened very recently. It can mean a few minutes before:

I'm sorry, he just walked out to go get lunch.

Or immediately before:

What did he just say?

Or it can mean a few years:

Mankind has just started to study ways to understand and control DNA.

But in any case, "just" means a short time before.

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