(someone) totally (did something)

The word "totally" can intensify a verb the same way that "really" does. For example:

Dude! You totally nailed it!

(This means that someone did something exactly right.)

We totally wanted to come, but Maxine had to work.

This way of using "totally" is very casual and a little slangy. It sounds a little like something that a surfer would say.

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