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verb firm pronunciation in American English /fɜrm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefirming
past tensefirmed
past participlefirmed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something more solid and strong
    Gently firm the earth around the new plants.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] literary to become or appear stronger
      Anna’s jaw firmed as she thought of what she must do.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to become less likely to change
    Share prices have firmed for the fourth day in a row.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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