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securely

adverb uk   /sɪˈkjʊə.li/  us   /-ˈkjʊr-/

securely adverb (PROTECTED)

in a way that avoids someone or something being harmed by any risk, danger, or threat: The door was securely fastened. The offices were securely guarded. This certificate is an important document, and should be kept securely (= in a place where it cannot be lost or stolen).

securely adverb (FIXED)

positioned or fastened firmly and correctly and therefore not likely to move, fall, or break: Please ensure that your seat belts are fastened securely.figurative He has given up political power, but he remains securely in control of the army.
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