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adjective poised pronunciation in British English /pɔɪzd/

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  1. 1
    about to do or achieve something after preparing for it

    Liverpool appear poised for victory in the championship match.

    Japan was poised to become the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam.

  2. 2
    behaving in a controlled and relaxed way, even in difficult situations

    The shy little girl has grown into a poised young woman.

  3. 3
    affected by two things that are opposites

    Rachel appeared to be poised between laughter and tears.

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