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savvy

(ˈsævi)
1. tv. & in. to understand (someone or something). (Adapted from Spanish sabe, he knows.) Do you savvy?
2. n. knowledge; know-how. I don’t have the savvy necessary to do the job.
3. mod. knowledgeable. He is one of the most savvy directors in New York.
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It isn't enough to finally attain star status-you've got to cannily, savvily make sure that you stay there, or else viewers will all too quickly forget that you ever made it in the first place.
Finally, there's the odds-and-sundry-sods nook for strappage and joinage, which, because I dress-shop a great deal more savvily than I used to, barely ever needs to see the light of day.
In the coming weeks it will announce its development slate--those announcements savvily timed to coincide with the buzz for Fast 6, Lin's swan song with the series.
In Michael Barbaro's definitive narrative of how gay marriage was passed in New York, Andrew Cuomo savvily harnessed his own popularity, his constituents' support, and a few rich Republican machers to bring marriage equality to the third most populous state.
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While it's easy to recognize his characters' transgressive impulses - which are more savvily up to the minute than authentically personalized - their transgressions have no resonance.
It knows it can market Walker more savvily than it can market the Greeks.
If you go by clout in the biz, Sean 'Diddy' Combs is a major power player, having savvily transformed himself into a multiplatform mogul beyond the music scene, with his successful sorties into design and lifestyle brands.
Israeli writer-helmer Meni Yaesh borrows savvily from genre conventions to portray a young man's attempts to break away from a gang of religious extremists who terrorize their suburban neighborhood.
The Rangers savvily traded for starting pitcher Cliff Lee this season, and last night, he pitched a gem of a game, going the distance, allowing one earned run and six hits, and accomplishing 11 strikeouts; in seven postseason starts, Lee is 6-0 with a 1.
It could be a creatively and savvily conceptualized indie film, intended to show that Enchong can do more than play the frisky boy next door or sensitive younger brother.
Pic savvily appoints Mario Lopez, real-life host of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," to an identical role on "Battle Zone," and for good measure throws in Audrina Patridge ("The Hills"), barely adequate in her thin role as a judge on the fictional talent show.
Take Prince Rogers Nelson, who savvily abridged his performing name to the more forthrightly 'royalized' Prince.
The filmmakers savvily stitch together newscasts, tabloid headlines, TV interviews and other archival materials, along with their own interviews with Larranaga, his parents and his sister, to capture the incredible media circus that surrounded the case.