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English definition of “precariously”

precariously

adverb uk   /prɪˈkeə.ri.əs.li/ us    /-ˈker.i-/
in a way that is likely to fall, be damaged, fail, etc.: Her suitcase was precariously balanced on the tiny luggage rack above her head. He lived rather precariously from one day to the next, never knowing where his next meal was coming from.Unsafe and insecure
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