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  • operator */*/ — UK [ˈɒpəˌreɪtə(r)] / US [ˈɑpəˌreɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms operator : singular operator plural operators 1) someone who works for a telephone company and helps people with calls 2) someone whose job is to operate a machine or piece of… …   English dictionary

  • operator — op|er|a|tor [ apə,reıtər ] noun count ** 1. ) someone whose job is to operate a machine or piece of equipment: a crane operator 2. ) someone who works for a telephone company and helps people with calls 3. ) a person or company that runs a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shrewd — adjective Etymology: Middle English shrewed, from shrewe + 1 ed Date: 13th century 1. archaic mischievous 2. obsolete abusive, shrewish 3. obsolete ominous, dangerous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • operator — noun 1 person who connects telephone calls ADJECTIVE ▪ switchboard, telephone OPERATOR + VERB ▪ connect sb, put sb through ▪ I asked the operator to put me through to her office. 2 pe …   Collocations dictionary

  • shrewd — adj. Shrewd is used with these nouns: ↑businessman, businesswoman, ↑comment, ↑diplomacy, ↑eye, ↑judge, ↑judgement, ↑look, ↑move, ↑observation, ↑observer, ↑operator, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • operator — noun Date: 1611 1. one that operates: as a. one that operates a machine or device b. one that operates a business c. one that performs surgical operations d. one that deals in stocks or commodities 2. a. mountebank, fraud b. a shrewd and skillful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Michael Fingleton — Born 1938 (age 72–73) Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Residence Rathmichael, Dublin, Ireland. Nationality Irish Occupation Retired CEO of Irish Nati …   Wikipedia

  • wheeler-dealer — noun Date: 1954 a shrewd operator especially in business or politics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ndlela kaSompisi — (died February 1840) was a key general to Zulu Kings Shaka and Dingane. Contents 1 Upbringing 2 Under Shaka 3 Under Dingane 4 The name …   Wikipedia

  • Steve Pavlovic — (b.1967) is an Australian music promoter who founded and runs the successful international record label Modular Recordings. Widely known as Pav , some of his pre Modular history was documented in The Sell in [cite book last = Mathieson first =… …   Wikipedia

  • Norman King — For the New South Wales politician, see Norm King. For the British admiral, see Norman King (Royal Navy officer). Norman James King (1914 28 May 2002) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party, and a cabinet minister. He represented the… …   Wikipedia


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