n (UK, business) A business partnership; the name under which it trades.
n (business, economics) A business enterprise, however organized.
n (slang) A criminal gang, especially based around football hooliganism.
adj Steadfast, secure, solid (in position)
adj Fixed (in opinion).
adj Insistent upon something, not accepting dissent.
adj Durable, rigid (material state)
v (transitive) To make firm or strong; fix securely.
v (transitive) To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify.
v (intransitive) To become firm; stabilise.
v (intransitive) To improve after decline.
v (intransitive, Australia) To shorten (of betting odds).
v (transitive, UK, slang) To select (a higher education institution) as one's preferred choice, so as to enrol automatically if one's grades match the conditional offer.
adv (now rare) firmly, steadily