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verb steady pronunciation in British English /ˈstedi/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysteady
he/she/itsteadies
present participlesteadying
past tensesteadied
past participlesteadied
  1. 1
    [transitive] to hold something firmly without shaking or moving it
    Barnett managed to steady the ship and avoid the rocks.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to start to remain at a price, value, level etc for a period of time, or to make something do this
    The value of their currency has now steadied.
    Steadying his voice, Adam began to answer the question.

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