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frantically

adverb uk   /ˈfræn.tɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-t̬ɪ-/

frantically adverb (HURRIEDLY)

done in a hurried way and in a state of excitement or confusion: I've been working frantically all week to get it finished on time. I got home to find Lara frantically searching for her keys.

frantically adverb (SHOWING WORRY/FEAR)

in a way that is almost out of control because of extreme emotion, such as worry: As the helicopter flew overhead, they waved frantically, trying to attract its attention.
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