fairly well meaning, fairly well definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adv   Fairly means to quite a large degree. For example, if you say that something is fairly old, you mean that it is old but not very old.  
ADV adj/adv   (=quite)  
Both ships are fairly new..., We did fairly well but only fairly well.     
2       adv   You use fairly instead of `very' to add emphasis to an adjective or adverb without making it sound too forceful.  
ADV adj/adv     (vagueness)    (=pretty)  
Were you always fairly bright at school?..., I'll have no income and no home and will need a job fairly badly.     
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fairly, fairy, fair, fair play

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
expression used when nothing is going well
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
çà va mal
çà va bien
bien se tirer de
bien faire et laisser dire
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective
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