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poise
American English: /pɔɪz/
British English: /pɔɪz/

Translation of poise in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (bearing)
    Example sentences
    • And now I knew the names of most of the foods set before me, spoke with elegance and poise, danced with grace, and could even say a few words in French and Italian!
    • Despite this, she was a ballet dancer who had the grace, poise, and elegance of an angel.
    • The prayer is nothing but an expression of these manifestations and, with graceful poise, combines all of them.

transitive verb

reflexive verb

  • to poise oneselfshe poised herself to jump
    se colocó en disposición de saltar
    se preparó para saltar
    Example sentences
    • ‘We are at your service, madam,’ he said, poising his fingertips together above his stomach.
    • Yet, as we all know, popular art would be nowhere without the perpetual, inconclusive drama of crossing the line - poising at the edge of the abyss, sometimes pulling back, sometimes falling in.
    • ‘Coming,’ I replied, poising myself at the edge of the stack.

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