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adverb safely pronunciation in British English /ˈseɪfli/
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  1. 1
    in a way that is not likely to cause damage, injury, or harm
    Remember to drive safely.
  2. 2
    in a way that gives protection from being hurt, damaged, or stolen
    Keep plastic bags safely out of the reach of children.
    The portrait was safely stored in a strongroom.
  3. 3
    without being damaged, hurt, or lost
    All the children have been returned safely to their parents.
  4. 4
    in a way that does not involve a lot of risk
    My savings are invested safely.
    safely assume/say (=without much risk of being wrong): We can safely assume that she was not there that night.


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