Hay 2 definiciones de firm en inglés:

firm1

Saltos de línea: firm
Pronunciación: /fəːm
 
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adjetivo

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  • 1Make more solid or resilient: how can I firm up a sagging bustline?
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    • The Skin Firming Moisturiser with seaweed extract and caffeine promises to firm up flabby flesh and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
    • But I rather like my body image, and I reckon I would be sorted if I just got a hula hoop to firm up my stomach muscles.
    • By working all heads of the triceps, you can firm up the backs of your arms and develop a gorgeous contour, Roberts says.
  • 1.1Fix (a plant) securely in the soil: don’t tread around bushes to firm them
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    • Set a plant in each hole and firm the soil over the rootball and around its stem to support it.
    • Then, a second skewer comes in handy for gently firming the soil to help the seedling stand up until the roots take hold.
    • Add enough soil to fill the pot, firming the soil gently around the bulbs being careful not to bruise them.
  • 1.2Make (an agreement or plan) explicit and definite: the agreements still have to be firmed up
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    • Sources said the individual entrepreneurs involved have signed a confidentiality agreement which does not allow any of them to go public on the group's plans until schedules are firmed up.
    • Preliminary talks on possible sites have taken place between Leeds United and the city council at the highest level and will continue as plans are firmed up.
    • Once the staging agreement is firmed up, Headingley's future will be assured and the indications are that the ground will be under Yorkshire's control by the end of June at the latest.
  • 1.3 [no object] (Of a price) rise slightly to reach a level considered secure: he believed house prices would firm by the end of the year [with complement]: the shares firmed 15p to 620p
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    • Economist Ben Simpendorfer added: " We are seeing a sustained reflationary trend; the old news is that retail prices are firming.
    • Forecasts from the Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation predict prices will firm in most major commodities.
    • Minister Walsh said butter prices have firmed throughout the EU and in Ireland due in part to the overall fall in milk deliveries in the EU and the attraction of cheese, which has also diverted milk away from butter.

adverbio

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  • In a resolute and determined manner: the Chancellor has held firm to tough economic policies she will stand firm against the government’s proposal
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    • Redditch were causing the odd moment of consternation in the City defence but Wilson's men held firm and never looked in real danger of conceding.
    • He also knows that if you are prepared to stand firm and brazenly insist that you have always acted in good faith and done what you think is right, you can hope to con your way out of it.
    • Reds tried to break down the defence for the final 10 minutes but YM held firm and fully deserved their points.

Frases

be on firm ground

Be sure of one’s facts or secure in one’s position.
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  • Dealing with the grandson of his benefactor, my father was on firm ground in being able to reciprocate the kindness which had signalled acceptance and belonging.
  • As this is the simple truth - that to live is to feel oneself lost - he who accepts it has already begun to find himself, to be on firm ground.
  • As our local MP is both a medical practitioner and the Federal Minister for Education, we felt we were on firm ground.

a firm hand

Strict discipline or control: children need a firm hand from day one
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  • He certainly took a firm hand now, enforcing strict discipline and enjoining severe punishments for those who shirked their duties or who tried to go home again.
  • Generals always need to be controlled with a firm hand.
  • Therefore, the candidate must have a firm hand in controlling every single event that could be construed to help his campaign.

Derivativos

firmly

adverbio
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  • I glimpse men in the back room and as soon as they see me look in their direction the door is shut firmly again.
  • We got to the alter and Debbie was shaking like a leaf as I held her hand firmly.
  • We firmly believe that the northern reaches canal project is one such opportunity.

firmness

sustantivo
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  • The world sees a nation united in every way and gains confidence in the firmness of our resolve.
  • Persistent firmness and courtesy from the British might well have succeeded in securing adequate means of communication.
  • Behind all the teenagery, there is a firmness of purpose you don't often find in teenagers.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French ferme, from Latin firmus.

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Hay 2 definiciones de firm en inglés:

firm2

Saltos de línea: firm
Pronunciación: /fəːm
 
/

sustantivo

Origen

late 16th century: from Spanish and Italian firma, from medieval Latin, from Latin firmare 'fix, settle' (in late Latin 'confirm by signature'), from firmus 'firm'; compare with farm. The word originally denoted one's autograph or signature; later (mid 18th century) the name under which the business of a firm was transacted, hence the firm itself (late 18th century).

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