Meaning of FIRM in English

FIRM

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , large , major

▪ medium-sized

▪ small

▪ well-known

▪ successful

▪ prestigious

▪ established

▪ start-up ( esp. BrE )

start-up ~s in the booming computer market

▪ private

▪ family

▪ international , multinational

▪ foreign

▪ local

▪ Boston-based , Tokyo-based , etc.

▪ accountancy ( esp. BrE ), accounting ( esp. AmE ), audit , auditing , consulting , engineering , law , manufacturing , marketing , PR , software ( esp. BrE ), etc.

▪ mail-order ( esp. BrE )

VERB + FIRM

▪ establish , found , launch , set up , start , start up ( esp. BrE )

She set up her own software ~.

▪ head , head up , manage , run

▪ merge with

They are likely to merge with a bigger ~.

▪ acquire , buy , buy out , take over

The ~ was taken over by a multinational consultancy.

▪ close , close down

the decision to close down the ~

▪ own

▪ work for

▪ join , leave

▪ employ , hire

She hired a ~ of private detectives to follow him.

FIRM + VERB

▪ be based in sth

a ~ called Data Inc., based in Chicago

▪ expand , grow

▪ merge

▪ compete

Local ~s are finding it difficult to compete in the international market.

▪ operate

US ~s operating in China

▪ close , close down , collapse , fail , go bust ( esp. BrE ), go into liquidation ( esp. BrE )

The well-established ~ closed down with the loss of 600 jobs.

▪ develop sth , make sth , manufacture sth , produce sth , sell sth

▪ specialize in sth

a ~ specializing in high-tech products

▪ employ sb , hire sb ( esp. AmE )

The ~ employs 85 000 people around the world.

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~ , within a/the ~

the different departments within the ~

PHRASES

▪ a client of a ~

▪ a ~ of accountants, consultants, solicitors, etc. ( BrE )

▪ a partner in a ~

II.

adj.

1 solid/strong

VERBS

▪ be , feel , look , seem

▪ remain , stay

Exercise is important if you want your muscles to stay ~.

▪ make sth

Use extra stuffing to make the cushions firmer.

▪ keep sth

exercises to keep your muscles ~

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

2 not likely to change

VERBS

▪ be , sound

▪ hold , remain , stand

Jo held ~: nothing else would do.

We stand ~ on these principles.

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

PREPOSITION

▪ with

I have always been quite ~ with my children.

Firm is used with these nouns: ↑ action , ↑ adherence , ↑ advocate , ↑ assurance , ↑ base , ↑ basis , ↑ belief , ↑ believer , ↑ breast , ↑ buttock , ↑ chin , ↑ commitment , ↑ conclusion , ↑ conviction , ↑ date , ↑ decision , ↑ denial , ↑ diagnosis , ↑ discipline , ↑ dough , ↑ evidence , ↑ favourite , ↑ flesh , ↑ foothold , ↑ footing , ↑ foundation , ↑ friendship , ↑ government , ↑ grasp , ↑ grip , ↑ ground , ↑ grounding , ↑ guarantee , ↑ guidance , ↑ hand , ↑ handshake , ↑ hold , ↑ idea , ↑ impression , ↑ indication , ↑ instruction , ↑ intention , ↑ jaw , ↑ leadership , ↑ line , ↑ mattress , ↑ mouth , ↑ offer , ↑ order , ↑ plan , ↑ prediction , ↑ pressure , ↑ promise , ↑ recommendation , ↑ resolution , ↑ shake , ↑ smack , ↑ stance , ↑ stand , ↑ statement , ↑ stomach , ↑ support , ↑ surface , ↑ texture , ↑ thigh , ↑ tone , ↑ tug , ↑ voice

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