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Finesse 1. n. subtlety of contrivance, judgment etc. || a skilful strategic manoeuvre || (cards) an attempt at taking a trick by choosing to play a card lower than some as yet unplayed card, taking the risk that this unplayed card is in a hand whose turn has passed. 2. pres. part. finessing v.i. (cards) to make a finesse || v.t. to make or achieve by subtlety, to finesse one's way into a position [F. = fineness]

--- Longman Modern English Dictionary


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