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wit /wit/
  • danh từ
    • trí, trí thông minh, trí sáng suốt, trí tuệ, trí khôn
      • not to have the wit(s) to: không đủ trí thông minh để
      • at one's wit's end: hết lý, hết phưng, hoàn toàn không biết nghĩ thế nào
      • out of one's wits: điên, mất trí khôn; thần hồn nát thần tính, quá sợ
      • to collect one's wits: bình tĩnh lại, trấn tĩnh lại
      • to keep (have) one's wits about one: tinh mắt, sáng suốt; kịp thời
    • (số nhiều) mưu kế
      • to live by one's wits: dùng tài xoay để sống, xoay xở để sống từng bữa
    • sự hóm hỉnh, sự dí dỏm
    • người hóm hỉnh, người dí dỏm
    • động từ
      • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) biết
      • to wit
        • nghĩa là, tức là
    Concise Dictionary
    witswɪt
    noun
    +a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    +mental ability
    +a witty amusing person who makes jokes

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    n.
    1 intelligence, brains, mind, (common) sense, judgement, understanding, discernment, wisdom, sagacity, insight, astuteness, cleverness, Slang savvy:
    He hasn't the wit to know when he's being insulted.
    2 humour, drollery, levity, joking, repartee, raillery, facetiousness, waggishness, badinage, repartee, jocularity, wordplay, paronomasia; amusement, entertainment:
    Some say that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
    3 comedian, comedienne, humorist, comic, wag, joker, farceur, farceuse, punster, madcap, zany; parodist, satirist, caricaturist; Colloq pundit, card, character:
    In the face of such a devastating remark, even the club wit was struck dumb.
    witch
    n.
    1 sorceress, enchantress, magician, sibyl, pythoness; warlock:
    The witches prophesied that Macbeth would be king.
    2 hag, fury, battleaxe, crone, gorgon, Medusa, ogress, Xanthippe, shrew, virago, harridan, fishwife, termagant, Archaic beldam or beldame, Offensive old bag, bitch:
    How could you stand living with the old witch for so many years?
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + noun
    1 [U, sing.] the ability to say or write things that are both clever and amusing: to have a quick / sharp / dry / ready wit + a woman of wit and intelligence + a book full of the wit and wisdom of his 30 years in politics
    2 [C] a person who has the ability to say or write things that are both clever and amusing: a well-known wit and raconteur
    3 (wits) [pl.] your ability to think quickly and clearly and to make good decisions: He needed all his wits to find his way out. + The game was a long battle of wits. + Kate paused and gathered her wits. + a chance to pit your wits against (= compete with, using your intelligence) our quiz champion
    4 (-witted) (in adjectives) having the type of intelligence mentioned: a quick-witted group of students
    5 [U] ~ to do sth the intelligence or good sense to know what is the right thing to do: At least you had the wit to ask for help. + It should not be beyond the wit of man to resolve this dispute.
    See also - WITLESS
    Idioms: be at yours wits' end to be so worried by a problem that you do not know what to do next: She was at her wit's end wondering how she'd manage it all in the time.
    be frightened / scared / terrified out of your wits to be very frightened
    have / keep your wits about you to be aware of what is happening around you and ready to think and act quickly
    to wit (old-fashioned, formal) you use to wit when you are about to be more exact about sth that you have just referred to: Pilot error, to wit failure to follow procedures, was the cause of the accident.
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    WORD FAMILY
    wit n.
    witty adj.
    witticism n.
    outwit v.
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    1 clever use of words

    ADJ.

    great | quick, ready | acerbic, barbed, biting, caustic, dry, sarcastic, sardonic, scathing, sharp, wicked | gentle | dazzling, sparkling

    VERB + WIT

    have
    He had a dry wit.

    PHRASES

    wit and wisdom
    a book full of the wit and wisdom of his 30 years in politics

    2 intelligence

    ADJ.

    native
    She had to use all her native wit to convince the police.

    VERB + WIT

    have
    I hope he's got the wit to take the key with him.

    PHRASES

    beyond the wit of man
    (= impossible)It should not be beyond the wit of man to resolve this dispute

    3 wits: ability to think quickly

    VERB + WIT

    gather, recover
    She couldn't seem to gather her wits and tell us what had happened.
    | blunt, dull
    Living alone in the country had dulled his wits.
    | sharpen

    PHRASES

    a battle of wits
    The strike developed into a battle of wits between management and workers.
    | have/keep your wits about you
    They do tough interviews so you'll need to have your wits about you.
    | pit your wits against sb
    Celebrity teams pit their wits against each other in this lively quiz show.



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