- 1 1.1 (secure) [hold/grasp] firme he has a firm handshake da la mano con fuerzaExample sentences1.2 (not yielding) [surface/muscles] firme; [mattress] duro; [foundation] sólido a firm basis for negotiations una base sólida para las negociaciones the going is firm el terreno está firme
- 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.
Example sentences1.3 (not declining) [currency/market] firme, fuerte the dollar remained firm against other currencies el dólar se mantuvo frente a otras monedas
- 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.
- 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.
- 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) [friendship] sólido; [support] firme 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 2.2 (strict) estricto, firme that child needs a firm hand a ese niño le hace falta mano dura to take a firm line o stand on sth ponerse* firme sobre algoExample 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.
- 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.
- 3 (definite) [offer/date/contract] en firmeExample 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/verbo transitivo
firm (up)[muscles/stomach] endurecer*
firm downverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [soil] apisonar
firm up verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento (fix) [price/date/deal] concretar, confirmar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [Finance] [prices] recuperarse