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"clever" in British English

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cleveradjective

uk   /ˈklev.ər/  us   /ˈklev.ɚ/
A1 having or showing the ability to learn and understand things quickly and easily: Judy has never been very clever, but she tries hard.UK Fiona is very clever at physics. Charlie has a clever idea/plan for getting us out of our present difficulties.
skilful: My mother is very clever with her hands.
B1 well-designed: I've got a clever little gadget for opening jars.
disapproving showing intelligence, but not sincere, polite, or serious: That's enough clever talk, young lady.

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"clever" in American English

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cleveradjective

 us   /ˈklev·ər/
having or showing a quick intelligence in doing something or in persuading people to do something: It was certainly a clever ad and got a lot of attention.
cleverly
adverb  us   /ˈklev·ər·li/
Did you notice how she cleverly avoided answering most of my questions?
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