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noun wit pronunciation in American English /wɪt/
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the ability to use words in a clever way to make people laugh
    He is a man of great wit, sensitivity, and passion.
    a dry/biting/acerbic/caustic wit (=the tendency to say clever and slightly cruel things): Perelman was known for his acerbic wit.
    1. b.
      [singular/uncountable] the ability to make people laugh without using words
      The original film had both wit and poignancy.
  2. 2


    [plural] your ability to think quickly and make sensible decisions
    quick wits: a young hero admired for his courage and quick wits
    gather/collect your wits (=try to start thinking clearly): Claudia paused, trying to gather her wits enough to reply.
    keep/have your wits about you: Keep your wits about you at all times.
  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] formal intelligence
    You’d think they’d have the wit to send someone who could speak the language.



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the buying and selling of human organs

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