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knack


knack  (nk)
n.
1. A clever, expedient way of doing something.
2. A specific talent for something, especially one difficult to explain or teach. See Synonyms at art1.
3. Archaic
a. A cleverly designed device.
b. A knickknack.

[Middle English knakke, from Middle Dutch cnacken, to strike, crack, probably of imitative origin.]


knack  /nk/  n. to have a knack for: a. a special talent or ability, but not necessarily a great talent: She has a knack for painting (cooking, drawing, making people laugh). b. a quick, clever way of doing s.t.: He has a knack for getting the baby back to sleep; when he holds the baby, she stops crying and falls asleep. knack

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