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steady

adjective  /ˈsted·i/ us  

steady adjective (GRADUAL)

happening or developing in a gradual, regular way over a period of time: steady improvement steady growth in profits His recovery has been slow but steady.

steady adjective (NOT MOVING)

not moving or changing suddenly; continuing in the same condition: a steady job/relationship I’ll hold the boat steady while you climb in. We drove at a steady 65 mph for most of the trip.

steady adjective (CONTROLLED)

calm and under control: Her voice was steady as she described the accident.

steady

verb  /ˈsted·i/ us  

steady verb (STOP MOVING)

[I/T] to stop shaking or moving, or to make something do this: [T] He wobbled a little on the bike and then steadied himself. [I] The stock market has steadied after a sharp fall in prices.

steady verb (CONTROL)

[T] to make someone calm: He took a deep breath to steady his nerves.
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