frantically Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “frantically” in the English Dictionary

"frantically" in British English

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uk   /ˈfræn.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/

frantically adverb (HURRIEDLY)

done in a ​hurried way and in a ​state of ​excitement or ​confusion: I've been ​working frantically all ​week to get it ​finished on ​time. I got ​home to ​find Lara frantically ​searching for her ​keys.

frantically adverb (SHOWING WORRY/FEAR)

in a way that is ​almost out of ​control because of ​extremeemotion, such as ​worry: As the ​helicopterflewoverhead, they ​waved frantically, ​trying to ​attractitsattention.
(Definition of frantically from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈfræn·tɪk·li/

frantically adverb (FAST)

in a very ​greathurry and often in a ​state of ​excitement or ​confusion: Inside, ​decoratorsworked frantically to ​solve last-minute ​problems.

frantically adverb (WITH EMOTION)

with ​extremeemotion, esp. ​anxiety or ​fear: With his ​heartpounding, Maurin frantically ​hollered through his ​two-wayradio to a ​co-worker inside the ​building.
(Definition of frantically from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frantically”
in Chinese (Simplified) 赶快地, 紧张忙乱的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 趕快地, 緊張忙亂的…
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