can't help but

can't help but  {informal} also  {formal} cannot but  {v. phr.}
To be forced to; can only; must.
When the streets are full of melting snow, you can't help but get your shoes wet.
When a friend gave Jim a ticket to the game, he couldn't help but go.
When a close friend dies, you cannot but feel sad.
Compare: CAN HELP, HAVE TO.
Categories: formal informal verb

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