Definition of precariously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɪˈkeəriəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈkeriəsli//
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  1. 1in a way that is not safe or certain; dangerously The economy is precariously close to recession.
  2. 2in a way that means something is likely to fall or that might cause somebody to fall He balanced the glass precariously on the arm of his chair.