barely Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “barely” - Learner’s Dictionary

barely

adverb
 
 
/ˈbeəli/
B2 only just: He was barely alive when they found him. Barely 18, Lee was sent out to fight in the Gulf.Merely and barelyAlmost
Translations of “barely”
in Korean 간신히…
in Arabic بِالْكاد…
in Portuguese apenas, mal…
in Catalan amb prou feines…
in Japanese かろうじて, わずかに…
in Italian appena…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僅, 剛好, 幾乎沒有…
in Russian едва…
in Turkish hemen hemen, ancak, sadece…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仅, 刚好, 几乎没有…
in Polish ledwie, ledwo…
(Definition of barely from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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