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lightly

adverb
 
 
/ˈlaɪtli/
GENTLY B1 gently: He kissed her lightly on the cheek.Tender and gentleKind and thoughtful
NOT MUCH not much: lightly cooked vegetablesSmall in number and quantity
not do sth lightly to think carefully about something before you do it, knowing that it is serious: It's not a decision that I take lightly.Thinking and contemplating
get off lightly ( also UK escape lightly) to have less trouble or punishment than you expectedNot punishing and reducing punishment
Translations of “lightly”
in Korean 부드럽게, 가볍게…
in Arabic بِخِفّة, قَليلاً…
in Portuguese levemente…
in Catalan suaument, lleugerament…
in Japanese そっと, 軽く…
in Italian leggermente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕輕地, 稍稍地, 少許…
in Russian слегка, едва, чуть-чуть…
in Turkish hafifçe, nazikçe, azıcık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻轻地, 稍稍地, 少许…
in Polish lekko…
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