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English definition of “precarious”

precarious

adjective  /prɪˈkeər·i·əs/ us  
in danger because not firmly fixed; likely to fall or suffer harm: I climbed onto a precarious platform to get a better view.
precariously
adverb  /prɪˈkeər·i·əs·li/ us  
The vase was precariously perched on a narrow shelf next to the door.
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