June 21, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
squarely /ˈskweɚli/ adverb
squarely
/ˈskweɚli/
adverb
The couple are looking at each other squarely in the eyes.
The couple are looking at each other squarely in the eyes.
Learner's definition of SQUARELY

1 : in a direct and honest way

  • We must face these problems/issues squarely.

  • It's time to deal squarely with the facts.

2 : in the exact location or position that is mentioned : EXACTLY, RIGHT

  • literature that is squarely in/within the American tradition

  • Their marketing campaign is aimed squarely at adolescents.

  • The dart hit the board squarely in the middle/center.

  • Look me squarely in the eye and tell me you're not lying.

3 : in a way that makes direct contact

  • He hit the ball squarely.

  • Her feet were squarely planted.

4 : in a way that is not limited in any way : COMPLETELY

  • The responsibility lies squarely with us.

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