Definition of bodily in English:


Line breaks: bod¦ily
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒdɪli




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  • 1By moving a person’s or one’s own body with force: he hauled her bodily from the van
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    • When something dark and chitinous scuttled out from the scrub, Darius was forced to bodily haul him out of its way.
    • With the boy protesting all the way, they bodily hauled him out of the cell.
    • Then, with a mischievous grin, he glanced first at the closed door and then at her before reaching over, placing a hand on either side of her waist, and hauling her bodily out of the bed.
    forcefully, with force, powerfully, forcibly, violently; wholly, completely, altogether, entirely, totally
  • 2In one mass; as a whole: he built ships on the Atlantic shore, transporting them bodily over the hills and sailing them off into the Pacific
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    • Fluid streaming appears to have bodily transported material between different layers.
    • It is not moving bodily; it is pivoting from the handle.
    • A circular hole had been bodily taken out of the slopstone, and the fluid seems to have passed to a neighbouring house, occupied by a Mr Coward, damaging some metal piping and the slopstone there also.

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