Translation of deft in Spanish:


hábil, adj.

Pronunciation: /dɛft//dɛft/


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    (manipulation/movement) hábil
    (movement/manipulation) diestro
    she's very deft with a needle es muy habilidosa con la aguja
    • to be deft at sth/ -ing ser hábil para algo/+ inf
    • His deft movement to the right to push clear the fiercely driven shot was goal keeping of the highest standard.
    • With one deft movement, he opened the book and flipped the pages until he found what he was looking for.
    • The man caught it with a deft flick of his hand and pocketed it silently.
    • We were even regaled by a lovely Thai dancer whose deft hand movements and graceful demeanour enthralled the group.
    • With one deft blow, William broke every bone in the man's body.
    • As the Camaro started to pull in front of her, she used deft footwork and gear-shifting to gun past him!
    • 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.
    • A quick swerve of his hips, a deft little hand pass and then a darting run to collect the return.
    • Women carrying babies, dancing in groups, peeling fresh pineapples with a few deft movements.
    • Following a goalless first half, the home side opened the scoring after 51 minutes with a deft finish from ten yards.
    • In one quite amazingly deft movement he too contrives to wiggle into the minute room.
    • He caught it with a deft flick of the hand and then examined the ring.
    • Their deft passes led to the three goals in the match.
    • He stepped swiftly across the floor of the study, unlatching the window and throwing it open in one deft movement.
    • On the roof of the cave deft hands had painted bison, elk, horses and wild boars.
    • Then, with a quick and deft movement, Viktor slapped Erik hard across the face.
    • It was a triumph for de Gaulle's strong will and his deft political footwork.