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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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