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English definition of “barely”

barely

adverb     /ˈbeə.li/ US  /ˈber-/
B2 by the smallest amount: They have barely enough (= no more than what is needed) to pay the rent this month. She was barely (= only just) 15 when she won her first championship.Merely and barelyAlmost
(Definition of barely adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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