firm

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈf3ːrm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɝm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fûrm)


Inflections of 'firm' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
firmer
adj comparative
firmest
adj superlative
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firm

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [law, consulting, construction] firm
  2. a [successful, failing, family] firm
  3. a firm of [attorneys, consultants]
  4. the firm had to [close, file bankruptcy]
  5. [joined, quit, left] the firm
  6. was made partner at the firm
  7. [started, opened] his own firm
  8. [support, tax breaks, initiatives] for small firms
adj
  1. a firm [sofa, mattress, cushion, layer]
  2. firm [muscles, breasts, thighs]
  3. a firm [grip, handshake, wave, voice]
  4. [has, requires] a firm [grasp, understanding] of
  5. a firm [decision, plan, hold, control]
  6. firm [beliefs, principles]
  7. [has, took] a firm stance on
  8. firm [backing, support, guarantees]
  9. I am a firm believer [in, of]
  10. UK: is a firm favorite (with)
  11. give a firm command (to)
  12. is [very, so] firm with [her children, his students]
v
  1. the [pudding, gelatin, mixture] firmed up
  2. firmed up in the [freezer, refrigerator]
  3. firm it up in the [freezer]
  4. firm (up) by [cooling, freezing, adding]
  5. firm up your [muscles, arms, belly]
  6. his [muscles] firmed up
  7. firm your [face, skin] with
  8. firm it with a [cream, moisturizer, serum]
  9. firm and [tone, lift, moisturize]
  10. firm up the [date, meeting, plan, idea, details]
  11. [prices, stocks, the markets] firmed
adv
  1. [prices, values, stocks] held firm
  2. must stand firm (against)
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