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verb     steady pronunciation in British English
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present tense
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.

  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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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