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poisedadjective

us   /pɔɪzd/
  • poised adjective (READY)

[not gradable] ready to move, or prepared and waiting for something to happen: The lion was poised to strike.
  • poised adjective (CONFIDENT)

calm and confident: Angela is a polite, poised young woman.
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"poised" in British English

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poisedadjective

uk   /pɔɪzd/ us   /pɔɪzd/
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"poised" in Business English

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poisedadjective

uk   /pɔɪzd/ us  
[after verb] ready to do a particular thing at any moment: poised to do sth The public pension fund is poised to invest up to $1.5 billion over the next year. The City is poised for a major announcement on the airline's fare strategy.
showing very calm and controlled behaviour: She remained poised throughout the difficult presentation.
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