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This is from the BBC Disturbance in London Immigration Center

"Quite how that misunderstanding arose, maybe it was lost in translation, I don't know, but clearly they have now all been looked after," he said.

What is the function of "quite" in the sentence? I checked the dictionary and couldn't see a meaning that sit well.

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In this context, it means 'exactly' (or one of its synonyms).

"Exactly how that misunderstanding arose, maybe it was lost in translation, I don't know, but clearly they have now all been looked after," he said."

Might be make it clearer.

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