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  1. finesse

    • IPA[fɪˈnɛs]

    英式

    • n.
      impressive delicacy and skill;great subtlety and tact in handling or manipulating people or difficult situations
    • v.
      bring about or deal with (something) by using great delicacy and skill;slyly attempt to avoid blame or censure when dealing with (a situation or problem)
    • verb: finesse, 3rd person present: finesses, gerund or present participle: finessing, past tense: finessed, past participle: finessed

    • noun: finesse, plural noun: finesses

    • 釋義

    名詞

    動詞

    • 1. bring about or deal with (something) by using great delicacy and skill Karen spent ten months finessing the financing for the property
    • North American slyly attempt to avoid blame or censure when dealing with (a situation or problem) despite the administration's attempts to finesse its mishaps, the public remained wary
    • 2. (in bridge and whist) play (a card) in the hope of winning a trick with it because any card that could beat it is in the hand of the opponent who has already played.
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    • IPA[fəˈnes]

    美式

    • n.
      intricate and refined delicacy: orchestral playing of great finesse
    • v.
      do (something) in a subtle and delicate manner: his third shot, which he attempted to finesse, failed by a fraction

    Oxford American Dictionary