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"barely" in British English

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barelyadverb

uk   /ˈbeə.li/  us   /ˈber-/
B2 by the ​smallestamount: They have barely enough (= no more than what is ​needed) to ​pay the ​rent this ​month. She was barely (= only just) 15 when she ​won her first ​championship.

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(Definition of barely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barely" in American English

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barelyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbeər·li/
by the ​smallestamount; only just: There was barely enough ​room for the two of them. The ​darkline of the ​mountains was barely ​visible against the ​nightsky.
(Definition of barely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “barely”
in Arabic بِالْكاد…
in Korean 간신히…
in Portuguese apenas, mal…
in Catalan amb prou feines…
in Japanese かろうじて, わずかに…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仅, 刚好, 几乎没有…
in Turkish hemen hemen, ancak, sadece…
in Russian едва…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僅, 剛好, 幾乎沒有…
in Italian appena…
in Polish ledwie, ledwo…
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