cagily


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ca·gey

also ca·gy  (kā′jē)
adj. ca·gi·er, ca·gi·est
1. Wary; careful: a cagey avoidance of a definite answer.
2. Crafty; shrewd: a cagey lawyer.

[Origin unknown.]

ca′gi·ly adv.
ca′gi·ness n.
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Adv.1.cagily - in a cagey manner; "`I don't know yet,' he answered cagily"
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Translations

cagily

[ˈkeɪdʒɪlɪ] ADV [say] → cautelosamente, con cautela
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cagily

[ˈkeɪdʒɪli] adv [say] → avec méfiance
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cagily

adv (inf)vorsichtig; (= evasively)ausweichend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cagily

[ˈkeɪdʒɪlɪ] advprudentemente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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I'm sat on a chairlift looking down at the steepest ski slope in Austria, the infamous Harakiri, where a group of skiers have decided the only way down the most vertical part of the slope - at a nerve-shredding 78 per cent gradient - is by trying to dig the edges of their skis into the icy snow and cagily 'step' their way down.
I'm sat on a chairlift looking down at the steepest ski slope in Austria, the infamous Harakiri, where a group of skiers have decided the only way down the most vertical part of the slope - at a nerveshredding 78 per cent gradient - is by trying to dig the edges of their skis into the icy snow and cagily 'step' their way down.
The match began cagily and neither side had managed a shot by the time Eric Dier was forced off in the 16th minute after being clattered by Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek.
The game started cagily as both sides cautiously played their way into things early on.
"She said he had been religious when he was a child but "lost his religion and science took over.""Every time he was asked if he believed in God, he answered cagily: I believe in Spinoza's god,'" she said, referring to Baruch Spinoza, a 17th-century Dutch thinker who drew from Jewish religion and history.
She is the mother of a small child, holds a meaningless job that has suddenly taken a turn for the tragic, and is coping with marital heartbreak tied cagily to our political moment.
"Well," he says cagily, refusing to be drawn, "if there's a football game, I might show up occasionally".
Both fighters fought cagily from the outset, reluctant to trade heavy blows.
Most sides that attempted that were made to suffer and so many opponents opted to sit back and play cagily, hoping to stifle them and perhaps take the odd set-piece or counter-attack.
"If you are injured in an area and walking cagily, you get a secondary problem through other areas and they are the ones that are annoying.
Working free of charge for the Little Rock Regional Chamber, Stone Ward cagily chose the Post for its ad because the paper is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
He doesn't answer cagily. And, remarkably for a Washington figure, he explains his thinking.