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verb [intransitive/transitive]     finesse pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefinessing
past tensefinessed
past participlefinessed

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  1. 1
    to get something by dealing with people and situations in a skillful way
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to steal without force, using trickery and lying

    We gonna finesse the self checkout by buying 3 packs of cookies and only swiping 1.

    Submitted by Charlie Rawlings from United States on 22/03/2016

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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