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clever

US [ˈklevər]
UK [ˈklevə(r)]
  • adj.聪明的;聪颖的;熟练的;灵巧的
  • Web机灵的;伶俐的;机敏的
Comparative Degree:cleverer  Superlative:cleverest  
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adj.
1.
聪明的;聪颖的quick at learning and understanding things
a clever child
聪明伶俐的孩子
Clever girl!
多么聪慧的女孩!
How clever of you to work it out!
你解决了这个问题真是太聪明了!
He's too clever by half , if you ask me(= it annoys me or makes me suspicious) .
恕我直言,他未免聪明过头了。
2.
~ (at sth)
熟练的;灵巧的skilful
She's clever at getting what she wants.
她想把什么东西弄到手的时候总是很精的。
He's clever with his hands.
他的手很灵巧。
3.
精巧的;精明的showing intelligence or skill, for example in the design of an object, in an idea or sb's actions
a clever little gadget
精巧的小器具
What a clever idea!
多么精明的主意!
That(= what you just did) wasn't very clever, was it?(= it wasn't sensible)
那样做不很明智,是不是?
4.
(informal)
油腔滑调的quick with words in a way that annoys people or does not show respect
Don't you get clever with me!
别跟我油嘴滑舌的!

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