securely Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"securely" in British English

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securelyadverb

uk   /sɪˈkjʊə.li/  us   /-ˈkjʊr-/

securely adverb (PROTECTED)

in a way that ​avoids someone or something being ​harmed by any ​risk, ​danger, or ​threat: The ​door was securely ​fastened. The ​offices were securely ​guarded. This ​certificate is an ​importantdocument, and should be ​kept securely (= in a ​place where it cannot be ​lost or ​stolen).

securely adverb (FIXED)

positioned or ​fastenedfirmly and ​correctly and ​therefore not ​likely to ​move, ​fall, or ​break: Please ​ensure that ​yourseatbelts are ​fastened securely.figurative He has given up ​politicalpower, but he ​remains securely in ​control of the ​army.
(Definition of securely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"securely" in American English

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securelyadverb

 us   /sɪˈkjʊər·li/
firmly and ​correctly and ​therefore not ​likely to ​fall, move, or ​break: Please make ​sure that ​your seatbelts are securely ​fastened.
(Definition of securely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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