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likely

likely

adverb uk   /ˈlaɪ.kli/ us  
as likely as not C1 probably: As likely as not, she'll end up in court over this problem.Possible and probable most/very likely C1 very probably: Most likely he'll turn up late.. not likely! B1 informal certainly not!: "Do you want to come running with me?" "Not likely!"
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