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English definition of “squarely”


adverb (STRAIGHT)    /ˈskweə.li/ US  /ˈskwer/
with weight equally balanced on each side , not to one side : She stood squarely, with her feet apart .Describing angles, lines and orientations
(Definition of squarely adverb (STRAIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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