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firm 1

American English: /fərm/
British English: /fəːm/


  • 1 1.1 (secure)
    he has a firm handshake
    da la mano con fuerza
    Example sentences
    • This goes a huge way towards putting the project on a firm financial footing (no pun intended) and turning it into a reality.
    • Coun Francis wished the clerk well and he praised him for putting the council on a firm financial footing.
    • Goldberg is confident that the center is on firm financial footing as it prepares to celebrate the coming anniversary.
    Example sentences
    • A large hand caught her arm in a firm grip and steadied her, tugging so that she could sit up properly.
    • I then proceeded to let out a few feet of tape and make sure I had a firm grip on it.
    • He started on the dishes again, making sure he kept a firm grip on every dish.
    1.2 (not yielding)
    a firm basis for negotiations
    una base sólida para las negociaciones
    the going is firm
    el terreno está firme
    Example sentences
    • White has shown his cards in the selection of a team and a bench that is tailored for a hard, firm ground and dry conditions.
    • Snow ramps led upwards through the maze of rocks, the surface surprisingly firm and consistent, allowing us to kick steps and chop holds with our axes.
    • Rob shivered a little, cold and uncomfortable lying on the firm, hard ground.
    1.3 (not declining)
    the dollar remained firm against other currencies
    el dólar se mantuvo frente a otras monedas
    Example sentences
    • Brokers said they expect share prices to stay firm next week, supported by the planned establishment of new investment trusts.
    • While many commodity markets have been very much on the firm side, the grain and oilseed complex have been weak.
    • In the age of globalization, capital flows brought in by a firm currency can be more important than the increased trade afforded by a softer one.
  • 2 2.1 (steadfast)
    she is firm in her convictions
    se mantiene firme en sus convicciones
    he is firm favorite to win the race
    es el gran favorito de la carrera
    to be firm on an issue
    mantenerse firme en una postura
    Example sentences
    • Having taken our decision, this country will now pursue our aims with firm resolve and with determination.
    • Raising her head high, Julia decides to toughen herself and be firm with Cassie.
    • Sometimes, you have to be firm with minions or they won't stop bugging you, he thought.
    Example sentences
    • The two became firm friends and were close collaborators on medical topics for many years.
    • Constance was a firm believer that things have a way of working themselves out.
    • It was there that he met Tom, now aged 18, and the two become firm friends.
    2.2 (strict) that child needs a firm hand
    a ese niño le hace falta mano dura
    to take a firm line or stand on something
    ponerse firme sobre algo
  • 3 (definite)
    en firme
    Example sentences
    • But transgression, by definition, requires a firm set of rules.
    • The Crawford Court did not provide a firm definition of the meaning of testimonial.
    • Unfortunately, we can't offer a firm definition of what constitutes a high number of features.

transitive verb

  • firm (up)

    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • (prices)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

firm down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

firm up

1verb + adverb + object (fix)
2verb + adverb (Finance)
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firm 2


  • 1 (in business, etc) a firm of architects
    un estudio de arquitectos
    a law firm
    un bufete de abogados
    un estudio jurídico (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • I'm a junior partner at a law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
    • Like your business, law firms are owned and operated by a set of partners.
    • In the property manager's office, Paul and I met with the law firm's office manager and real estate agent.
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