barely

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛərli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɛrli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bârlē)


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barely

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. am barely able (to)
  2. is barely over [21]
  3. has been barely [a year] (since)
  4. was barely visible through the [fog, snow, rain, darkness]
  5. can barely see anything (through)
  6. were barely [holding on, treading water, hanging on]
  7. is barely noticeable
  8. was barely audible
  9. a barely audible [word, sound, hum]
  10. a barely used [car, phone]
  11. is barely enough [space to, money for]
  12. barely even remember (that)!
  13. barely even noticed
  14. barely know [how, what, where]
  15. can barely make out the [text, words]
  16. can barely be considered a
  17. can barely stand (anymore)
  18. was barely conscious
  19. the news barely registered [with him, in Europe]
  20. barely had (enough) time (to)
  21. was barely enough time [for, before, until]
  22. just barely made it (in time)
  23. had just barely enough (for)
  24. had barely [begun, started]
  25. had barely [arrived, opened the door] when
  26. barely ever [speaks, forgets, knows]
  27. sexually explicit: barely legal [teens, girls]
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