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second-guessverb [T]

us   /ˈsek·əndˈɡes/
  • second-guess verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

to criticize someone's decision after it has been made, and say what you think is wrong with it: It doesn't help to second-guess their decision.
  • second-guess verb [T] (GUESS)

to guess what someone will do or what will happen
(Definition of second-guess from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"second-guess" in British English

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second-guessverb [T]

uk   /ˌsek.əndˈɡes/ us   /ˌsek.əndˈɡes/
  • second-guess verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

US to criticize someone's actions or an event after it has happened: Of course it's easy to second-guess the management of the election campaign, but I do think serious mistakes were made.
(Definition of second-guess from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “second-guess”
in Chinese (Simplified) 猜测, 预言…
in Turkish tahminde bulunmak, gelecekle ilgili yorum yapmak…
in Russian предвидеть, предугадать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猜測, 預言…
in Polish przejrzeć…
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