Definition of gingerly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gingerly

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒərli//
 
 
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in a careful way, because you are afraid of being hurt, of making a noise, etc. He opened the box gingerly and looked inside.
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