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skilled

adjective uk   us   /skɪld/
B2 having the abilities needed to do an activity or job well: My mother is very skilled at/in dressmaking. Skilled work needs someone who has had special training to do it: Nursing is a highly skilled job.
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noun [plural] uk   us   /skɪld/
the skilled people who have been trained for a job
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