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"squarely" in British English

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squarelyadverb

uk   /ˈskweə.li/  us   /ˈskwer/
  • squarely adverb (STRAIGHT)

with ​weightequallybalanced on each ​side, not to one ​side: She ​stood squarely, with her ​feetapart.
(Definition of squarely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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squarelyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈskweər·li/
directly and with no ​doubt: We have to ​face these ​issues squarely and ​honestly. The ​blame for Wade’s ​deathrests squarely on him. Squarely also ​means in a ​direct way and esp. with ​force: Williams ​hit the ​ball squarely, ​sending it over the ​fence.
(Definition of squarely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “squarely”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直接地, 径直地, 直截了当地…
in Turkish dosdoğru…
in Russian прямо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直接地, 徑直地, 直截了當地…
in Polish prosto, wprost, jednoznacznie…
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