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"single-handed" in British English

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single-handedadjective

uk   /ˌsɪŋ.ɡəlˈhæn.dɪd/ us   /ˌsɪŋ.ɡəlˈhæn.dɪd/
(Definition of single-handed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"single-handed" in American English

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single-handedadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈsɪŋ·ɡəlˈhæn·dɪd/
involving only one person's work or effort: The round-the-world single-handed race is sailing's ultimate challenge.
single-handedly
adverb us   /ˈsɪŋ·ɡəlˈhæn·dɪd·li/
She single-handedly supported the family after her husband’s death.
(Definition of single-handed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"single-handed" in Business English

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single-handedadverb

uk   us  
also single-handedly without help from anyone else: He turned the business around virtually single-handed. Google was almost single-handedly responsible for making advertising on the internet successful.

single-handedadjective

uk   /ˌsɪŋɡlˈhændɪd/ us  
done without help from anyone else: The trucking company took single-handed control of most of the 6,500 independent truckers that service Los Angeles.
(Definition of single-handed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “single-handed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 孤立无援的,单独一人的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孤立無援的,單獨一人的…
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