Meaning of “shrewd” in the English Dictionary

"shrewd" in English

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uk /ʃruːd/ us /ʃruːd/ approving
adverb uk /ˈʃruː us /ˈʃruː

She shrewdly predicted the stock market crash.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃruːd.nəs/ us /ˈʃruːd.nəs/

(Definition of “shrewd” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shrewd" in American English

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shrewdadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ʃrud/

able to judge a situation accurately and turn it to your own advantage:

He’s a very shrewd businessman.
Barbara made some shrewd investments.

(Definition of “shrewd” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shrewd" in Business English

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uk /ʃruːd/ us

able to judge people and situations well and make good decisions:

My one big regret is about money - I wish I'd been more shrewd.
Simon is an extremely shrewd businessman.
The time is ripe for shrewd investors to make a killing on investment trusts.

based on good understanding or judgment:

The banks have probably taken a shrewd decision selling some stock now.
Shrewd investment in American property soon reaped Gilbert a second fortune.
Looking to the East to invest might be a shrewd move.

He shrewdly invested his earnings.

(Definition of “shrewd” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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