Significado de “lightly” - en el Diccionario Inglés

lightly en inglés británico

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uk /ˈlaɪ us /ˈlaɪ

lightly adverb (GENTLY)

B1 gently:

She patted him lightly on the shoulder.

C1 If food is lightly cooked, it is cooked for only a short time:

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lightly adverb (NOT SERIOUSLY)

If you say something lightly, you are not serious when you say it:

"Anyway, it won't affect me because I'm leaving," she said lightly.
not do sth lightly

C2 If something is not said or treated lightly, it is said or treated in a serious way, after great thought:

Accusations like these from a top minister are not made lightly.

lightly adverb (NOT SEVERELY)

get off lightly; let sb off lightly

to be punished or to punish someone less severely than might have been expected:

I think he got off quite lightly considering it's his third driving offence.

(Definición de lightly del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

lightly en inglés americano

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us /ˈlɑɪt·li/

lightly adverb (NOT SERIOUSLY)

without serious consideration:

Funding for public schools is something I don't take lightly.

lightly adverb (NOT A LOT)

If food is lightly cooked, it is cooked for only a short time.

(Definición de lightly del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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