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adjective defter, deftest
1(movement/manipulation) hábil(movement/manipulation) diestroto be deft at sth/-ing — ser hábil para algo/+ infshe's very deft with a needle — es muy habilidosa con la aguja
- 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.
- His deft movement to the right to push clear the fiercely driven shot was goal keeping of the highest standard.
- He stepped swiftly across the floor of the study, unlatching the window and throwing it open in one deft movement.
- With one deft movement, he opened the book and flipped the pages until he found what he was looking for.
- In one quite amazingly deft movement he too contrives to wiggle into the minute room.
- It was a deft bit of footwork but hardly respected the position of their rivals who are the main sponsors of the competition.
- Finally, he employs his deft touch with light, sweet pop to capture the essence of this album.
- As the Camaro started to pull in front of her, she used deft footwork and gear-shifting to gun past him!
- It was a triumph for de Gaulle's strong will and his deft political footwork.
- A quick swerve of his hips, a deft little hand pass and then a darting run to collect the return.
- Following a goalless first half, the home side opened the scoring after 51 minutes with a deft finish from ten yards.
- On the roof of the cave deft hands had painted bison, elk, horses and wild boars.
- The man caught it with a deft flick of his hand and pocketed it silently.
- He caught it with a deft flick of the hand and then examined the ring.
- With one deft blow, William broke every bone in the man's body.
- Their deft passes led to the three goals in the match.