Definition of 'gingerly'
Example sentences containing 'gingerly'
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They make their way gingerly down the planks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She gingerly tried to move it from the heat but it exploded. The Sun (2007)Bhutan has only recently stepped gingerly onto the motorway of international life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no glowing ooze in the holding ponds or men walking gingerly in protective suits. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The men then walked gingerly out of the hall. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Both walked away gingerly last night after taking knocks. The Sun (2012)Small but wiry, he moves gingerly around the room. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They walked gingerly over the ice; the cold bit through their jackets. Christianity Today (2000)He was seen walking gingerly round the pitch at the Etihad yesterday before disappearing down the tunnel. The Sun (2012)The irony is that players new to artificial surfaces tread as gingerly on them as if they were trotting on greasy or icy grass. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I see an elderly man gingerly making his way down the incline of his driveway. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)And where the interests of Britain were not clearly engaged, he moved gingerly. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)He was led from the field, walking gingerly, for emergency treatment. The Sun (2009)We walked gingerly down one dark and stinking first-floor corridor, peering into the doorways and avoiding those in which we could hear movement. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In the end, I had to push the car uphill while my wife drove rather gingerly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I felt my way gingerly up the stairs, along a corridor, trying to find my dormitory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am treading quite gingerly here since I am neither a doctor nor a psychiatrist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. gingerly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'gingerly'
British English: gingerly ADVERB
If you do something gingerly, you do it in a careful manner, usually because you expect it to be dangerous, unpleasant, or painful.
She was touching the dressing gingerly with both hands.
Definition of gingerly from the Collins English Dictionary
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