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English definition of “nimble”

nimble

adjective     /ˈnɪm.bl̩/ usually approving
quick and exact either in movement or thoughts : nimble fingers / feet His nimble mind calculated the answer before I could key the numbers into my computer .IntelligencePerceptiveFast and rapidShort in time nimbleness     /-nəs/ noun [U] IntelligencePerceptiveFast and rapidShort in time nimbly     /-bli/ adverb She hopped nimbly over the fence .IntelligencePerceptiveFast and rapidShort in time
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