properlyadverbuk /ˈprɒp.əl.i/ us /ˈprɑː.pɚ.li/
properly adverb (CORRECTLY)
- We need to ensure that handwriting is properly taught in our primary schools.
- You obviously didn't read the instructions properly.
- It takes about five minutes to iron a shirt properly.
- The doctors are doing all that they can, but she's still not breathing properly.
- If you get bitten by a dog, you have to make sure the wound is properly cleaned, or an infection could set in.
properly adverb (SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE)