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"skilled" in British English

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skilledadjective

uk   us   /skɪld/
B2 having the ​abilitiesneeded to do an ​activity or ​job well: My ​mother is very skilled at/indressmaking. Skilled ​workneeds someone who has had ​specialtraining to do it: Nursing is a ​highly skilled ​job.

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skillednoun [plural]

uk   us   /skɪld/
(Definition of skilled from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skilled" in Business English

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skilledadjective

uk   us   /skɪld/ HR, WORKPLACE
having the ​specialabilities and ​experience to do a particular ​job well: skilled employees/staff/workers The ​temporaryvisas are ​available for skilled ​foreignworkers. skilled ​negotiators/politicians/​professionalsbe skilled at/in doing sth The highly-successful ​supermarketgiant is skilled at obtaining ​productscheaply.
skilled ​workneeds to be done by someone who has had ​specialtraining: skilled labour/work This is highly skilled ​work - it can't be done by ​people we ​pull off the street.
the skilled [plural] people who have been ​trained to do a particular ​job: The United ​States and France are among those with time-limited ​visas for the skilled.
(Definition of skilled from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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