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deft
American English: /dɛft/
British English: /dɛft/

Translation of deft in Spanish:

adjective -er, -est

  • (movement/manipulation)
    hábil
    diestro
    she's very deft with a needle
    es muy habilidosa con la aguja
    to be deft at something/-ing
    ser hábil para algo/+ infinitive
    Example sentences
    • Then, with a quick and deft movement, Viktor slapped Erik hard across the face.
    • We were even regaled by a lovely Thai dancer whose deft hand movements and graceful demeanour enthralled the group.
    • Women carrying babies, dancing in groups, peeling fresh pineapples with a few deft movements.

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