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not causing harm
not likely to cause any physical injury or harm
Don't go near the edge - it isn't safe.
Flying is one of the safest forms of travel.
a safe working environment
it is safe (for somebody) to do something
Is it safe to swim here?
safe to use/drink/eat etc
The water is treated to
play-areas that are safe for children
(at/from) a safe distance
We watched from a safe distance.
keep a safe distance
from the car in front.
Women are safer drivers than men.
not in danger
not before noun
not in danger of being lost, harmed, or stolen
in the house on her own.
The birds' nests are high up, safe from predators.
Make sure you
safe and sound/well
unharmed, especially after being in danger
The missing children were found safe and sound.
a place where something is not likely to be stolen or lost
keep/put something in a safe place
Keep your credit cards in a safe place.
safe journey/arrival/return etc
a journey etc when someone or something is not harmed or lost
His family celebrated his safe return home.
said to someone when they start a long journey
Dad rang to wish me a safe journey.
not involving any risk and very likely to be successful
a safe investment
a safe method of contraception
it's safe to say/assume (that)
I think it's safe to say that the future is looking pretty good.
be (as) safe as houses
be completely safe
a safe subject of conversation is not likely to upset anyone or make people argue
I kept to safe subjects, like the weather.
to be on the safe side
to do something in order to be certain to avoid an unpleasant situation
I'd take an umbrella, just to be on the safe side.
be in safe hands
to be with someone who will look after you very well
Everyone wants to feel that their children are in safe hands.
better (to be) safe than sorry
used to say that it is better to be careful, even if this takes time, effort etc, than take a risk that may have a bad result
Set the alarm clock - better safe than sorry!
safe in the knowledge that...
completely certain that something is true or will happen
She went out, safe in the knowledge that no one else was awake.
a safe pair of hands
someone you can trust to do a difficult job without making mistakes
used by young people to show approval of something
'Alex is having a party.' 'Oh, safe!'
used to say that something is good and that there is no problem
'How's your new boss?' 'She's safe.'
➔ play it safe
; ➔ it's a safe bet (that)
; ➔ safe seat
; ➔ somebody's secret is safe (with somebody)
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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