firm sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"firm sth up" in British English

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firm sth up

phrasal verb with firm uk   /fɜːm/  us   /fɝːm/ verb
to make something more ​certain or less ​likely to ​change: Could we have a ​meeting so we can ​firm up the ​details of ​ouragreement?

firm (sth) up

phrasal verb with firm uk   /fɜːm/  us   /fɝːm/ verb
to make a ​part of ​yourbody have less ​fat and more ​muscle by doing ​exercise: Cycling is one of the ​bestways to ​firm up ​yourthighs. My ​stomach has ​begun to ​firm up since I ​startedexercising.
(Definition of firm sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firm sth up" in Business English

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firm sth up

phrasal verb with firm uk   us   /fɜːm/ verb [I]
to make something more definite or less likely to ​change: firm up an agreement/an order/a price The ​company is attempting to ​firm up ​potentialorders for four ​ferries and two cruise ​ships.
(Definition of firm sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firm sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 落实, 敲定…
in Chinese (Traditional) 落實, 敲定…
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