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  • firm up — 1) PHR V ERG If you firm up something or if it firms up, it becomes firmer and more solid. [V P n (not pron)] This treatment helps tone the body, firm up muscles and tighten the skin... [V n P] I now go swimming five times a week, which helps… …   English dictionary

  • firm up — phrasal verb Word forms firm up : present tense I/you/we/they firm up he/she/it firms up present participle firming up past tense firmed up past participle firmed up 1) [intransitive/transitive] to become more definite, or to make something more… …   English dictionary

  • firm up — verb arrange firmly firm up one s plans • Hypernyms: ↑arrange, ↑fix up • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˌfirm ˈup derived to become harder or more solid …   Useful english dictionary

  • firm up — verb a) To make tentative plans more definite. Can we firm up plans for the barbecue Sunday? b) To make muscles more toned through physical exercise. He hopes to firm up his biceps a bit before meeting the girls …   Wiktionary

  • firm up — / fa:m ʌp/ verb to agree on final details ● We expect to firm up the deal at the next trade fair …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • firm up — /fɜ:m ʌp/ verb to agree on the final details of something ● We expect to firm up the deal at the next trade fair …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • firm up — solidify, become more firm; cause to become more firm; settle, make definite, clarify; tone through exercise (i.e. a muscle or part of the body) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firm up something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • firm — Ⅰ. firm [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an unyielding surface or structure. 2) solidly in place and stable. 3) having steady power or strength: a firm grip. 4) showing resolute determination. 5) fixed or definite: firm plans …   English terms dictionary

  • firm — firm1 [ fɜrm ] adjective *** 1. ) solid but not hard: The ground beneath our feet was fairly firm and not too muddy. I sleep better on a firm mattress. firm, ripe tomatoes ─ opposite SOFT 2. ) steady and fixed in place: Make sure the ladder is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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