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squarely

Line breaks: square¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈskwɛəli
 
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Definition of squarely in English:

adverb

1Directly, without deviating to one side: Ashley looked at him squarely
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  • It struck a home defender squarely in the side of the head causing debate as to whether a penalty flick should have been awarded.
  • The wreck is mostly intact but lies squarely on its port side.
  • The mud hit Jade squarely in the side of the face and her jaw dropped in surprise.
1.1In a direct and uncompromising manner: they placed the blame squarely on the president
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  • Mr Roche said the situation had been tolerated for too long, and laid the blame squarely on local authorities.
  • Despite this, Mai has an enormous international solidarity movement squarely behind her.
  • We stand squarely behind the Government of Montserrat and support them as they go forward with the project.

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