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American English: /ˈpɑsəbli/
British English: /ˈpɒsɪbli/


  • 1 (conceivably) that can't possibly be true
    eso no puede ser verdad
    if we possibly can
    si podemos or si nos es posible
    I won't go if I can possibly help it
    no iré si hay manera de evitarlo
    how could they possibly have known?
    ¿cómo pudieron haberse enterado?
    they ran as fast as they possibly could
    corrieron lo más rápido que pudieron
    I couldn't possibly eat any more
    me es totalmente imposible comer nada más
    I couldn't possibly allow you to pay
    de ninguna manera voy a permitir que usted pague
    could you possibly give me a hand with this?
    ¿sería tan amable de ayudarme con esto?
  • 2 (perhaps) (sentence adv) will it cost more than five dollars? — possibly
    ¿va a costar más de cinco dólares? — puede ser or posiblemente
    Example sentences
    • In addition to posing a strain on relationships, it can also indicate a possibly dangerous and life-threatening disease.
    • Perhaps it's anxiety, perhaps asthma, perhaps heart and possibly thyroid.
    • If it is, that would indicate that possibly the boy drowned in this pool.
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