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English definition of “desperately”

desperately

adverb (TAKING RISKS)    /ˈdes.pər.ət.li/ US  /-pɚ-/
B2 in a way that shows you are frightened and ready to try anything to change a situation: They fought desperately for their lives.Dangers and threats
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