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spry

adjective  us   /sprɑɪ/
(esp. of an old person) active and able to move quickly and energetically: A spry elderly lady was pulling weeds in a large garden.
Translations of “spry”
in Vietnamese hoạt bát…
in Spanish vivaz, alegre…
in Thai กระฉับกระเฉง…
in Malaysian aktif…
in French vif…
in German lebhaft…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指上年紀的人)充滿活力的,敏捷的…
in Indonesian lincah…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指上年纪的人)充满活力的,敏捷的…
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