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English definition of “four-square”

four-square

adjective uk   /ˈfɔː.skweər/ us    /ˈfɔːr.skwer/
square or wide and built strongly and firmly: The architecture tends to be four-square and unimaginative.Big and quite bigEnormousBuildings in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafes

four-square

adverb uk   /ˈfɔː.skweər/ us    /ˈfɔːr.skwer/
with determination: Clarke said he stood four-square behind (= believed strongly in) the prime minister's decision.Strong-willed
(Definition of four-square from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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