firmly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “firmly” in the English Dictionary

"firmly" in British English

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uk   /ˈfɜː  us   /ˈfɝːm-/

firmly adverb (NOT LOOSELY)

B2 in a way that will not ​becomeloose: Make ​sure the ​rope is firmly ​attached before ​attempting to ​climb down.
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firmly adverb (STRONGLY)

B2 strongly and ​tightly: He ​shook my ​hand firmly and ​climbed into the ​taxi.

firmly adverb (FORCEFULLY)

forcefully: "You're not going to the ​party and that's that!" she said firmly.

firmly adverb (CERTAINLY)

B2 in a way that is ​certain or not ​likely to ​change: We are firmly ​committed to ​reducingunemployment.
(Definition of firmly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firmly" in American English

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 us   /ˈfɜrm·li/
in a way that will not move, come ​loose, or ​fall over: Fasten ​your seatbelt firmly.
in a ​solid or ​strong way: He ​shook my ​hand firmly.
in a ​certain way, or in a way that is ​unlikely to ​change: The ​mayor is firmly ​committed to ​reducingcrime in the ​city.
(Definition of firmly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firmly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚固地, 牢固地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅固地, 牢固地…
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