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Definición de “firm” en inglés

firm

adjective uk   /fɜːm/ us    /fɝːm/

firm adjective (HARD)

B2 not soft but not completely hard: I'd rather sleep on a firm mattress than a soft one. These pears are still too firm to eat.

firm adjective (FIXED)

well fixed in place or position: The bridge provided a firm platform for the bungee jumpers. fixed at the same level or opinion and not changing: The government remains firm in its opposition to tax reform.

firm adjective (STRONG)

C2 strong and tight: a firm handshake Keep a firm hold of the handrail as you go down.figurative No one seems to have a firm grip on the company at the moment.figurative You need a firm grasp of mathematics to become an astronaut.

firm adjective (CERTAIN)

B2 certain and not likely to change: He is a firm believer in traditional family values. Some people still claim that there is no firm evidence linking smoking with lung cancer.

firm adjective (FORCEFUL)

C2 forceful and making people do what you want: I was always very firm with my children - they knew the rules and I made sure they kept to them.

firm

noun [C] uk   /fɜːm/ us    /fɝːm/
B1 a company or business: He works for a law firm called Neil and Vigliano. He's just started working for an accountancy firm/a firm of accountants in Cambridge.

firm

verb uk   /fɜːm/ us    /fɝːm/

firm verb (MAKE HARD)

[T] to make soil harder by pressing on it: Firm the soil around the cuttings and water them in.

firm verb (STOP CHANGING)

[I] specialized finance & economics to stop changing or to remain at the same level, amount, etc.: After a turbulent week on the markets, share prices firmed today.
(Definition of firm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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