firm up
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firm up
transitive verb
1 (reinforce) [+structure] fortalecer; reforzar
He dug a small depression in the dirt floor with his hands, taking some wood scraps to firm up the sides
[+thighs, muscles] endurecer
exercises to firm up the thighs/tummy muscles
2 (make more specific) [+proposal, deal] concretar
plans are being firmed up for the building of refugee camps in the area
3 (Cookery) [+mixture] dar consistencia a
chill the pan of bars before cutting to firm up the chocolate and caramel Once it has finished dripping you can firm it up by placing a plate and weight on top of it
4 (Economics) [+prices] consolidar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(Cookery) [+mixture] hacerse consistente
wait a few minutes for the frosting to firm up, then spread it up against the sides of the cake It will seem too wet at this stage, but it will firm up when chilled
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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