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English definition of “firm”

firm

adjective (STRONG)    /fɜːm/ US  /fɝːm/
C2 strong and tight : a firm handshake Keep a firm hold of the handrail as you go down.figurative No one seems to have a firm grip on the company at the moment .figurative You need a firm grasp of mathematics to become an astronaut .Physically strong and powerful
(Definition of firm adjective (STRONG) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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