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"tricky" in British English

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trickyadjective

uk   /ˈtrɪk.i/ us   /ˈtrɪk.i/
  • tricky adjective (DIFFICULT)

B2 If a piece of work or problem is tricky, it is difficult to deal with and needs careful attention or skill: It's tricky to learn to ride a skateboard, but you never forget how. I'm in a tricky situation - whatever I do I'll offend someone.

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  • tricky adjective (DISHONEST)

old-fashioned likely to deceive people: He's a tricky one.
(Definition of tricky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tricky" in American English

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trickyadjective

us   /ˈtrɪk·i/
  • tricky adjective (DIFFICULT)

(of a piece of work or a problem) difficult to deal with and needing careful attention or skill: Removing scar tissue can be a very tricky operation.
  • tricky adjective (DECEIVING)

likely to deceive people: He’s a tricky fellow – you can’t always trust him.
(Definition of tricky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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