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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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[ˈkeɪdʒɪnɪs] N [of person, reply] → cautela f


n (inf)Vorsicht f, → Zugeknöpftheit f (inf); (= evasiveness)ausweichende Art


(ˈkeidʒi) adjective
secretive. He's very cagey about his plans.
ˈcaginess noun
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