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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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craftcraft1 /krɑːft $ kræft/ ●●○ W3 noun  1 (plural crafts) [countable]TICDLH a job or activity in which you make things with your hands, and that you usually need skill to dohandicraft traditional rural crafts arts and crafts2 (plural craft) [countable] a) TTWa small boat b) TTATTSan aircraft or spacecraft3 [singular] formalGOOD AT the skills needed for a particular profession The musician spends years perfecting his craft.4 [uncountable]INTELLIGENT skill in deceiving people Craft and cunning were necessary for the scheme to work. landing craftCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa traditional/ancient craftThe Navajo Indians sell their jewellery and other traditional crafts.a local craftlocal crafts such as glass blowing and leather worka rural/country craft (=done in the countryside)The museum contains exhibits of old rural crafts.a skilled craftBuilding stone walls is a highly skilled craft.verbslearn a craftAs a girl, she had to learn the craft of hand sewing.practise a craft British English, practice a craft American EnglishThe craftsmen use traditional tools to practise their ancient crafts.craft + NOUNa craft shop (=selling things made by craftsmen or women)craft work (=things made by craftsmen or women)Craft work, such as hand-knitted items or decorated cakes, often sells well.a craft workshop (=place where a craftsman or woman works)a craft fair (=event where people buy and sell crafts)a craft centre British English, a craft center American English (=building where you can see different crafts and buy things)phrasesarts and crafts (=things produced by artists and craftsmen or women)an exhibition of Indian arts and crafts
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craftCraft and cunning are necessary for the scheme to work.Look instead at any self-organising galleries in your area, art and craft co-operatives, societies, guilds, and so on.There were no survivors from either craft.I intend to detonate it as the first craft land.Search and rescue craft were at the scene of the crash this morning.But a rotating craft exerts Coriolis forces, which work in a different direction from a centripetal force.A love of gardening easily combines with the craft of flower pressing, as one leads naturally into the other.He then deals with the craft itself, offering valuable advice on film types and exposure.I have worked in this craft a long time, so I am very appreciative of my success.There were craft workshops, shops and counting houses for the commercial and artisan community.
Related topics: Crafts
craftcraft2 verb [transitive]  TICDLHto make something using a special skill, especially with your hands Each doll is crafted individually by specialists. a hand-crafted silver cigar case Grammar Craft is usually passive.
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craftEven if it was a bad ballet, it was always well crafted.It wasn't that good, but impromptu insults are seldom well crafted.A team of White House aides has crafted a series of proposals, including convening a commission or a White House conference.Still, Hailey has crafted a tale that should make South Florida proud.a finely crafted Chinese serving platterThe rule was crafted over the past few years with the help of major railroads.The government crafted the bailout scheme with little public discussion and without determining who was responsible for the losses.Otto Galler further improved the breed, crafting today's streamlined beast.
-craft-craft /krɑːft $ kræft/ suffix [in nouns]  1 a vehicle of a particular type a spacecraft a hovercraft several aircraft2 skill of a particular kind statecraft (=skill in government) stagecraft (=skill in acting, directing etc in plays)
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From Longman Business Dictionarycraftcraft /krɑːftkræft/ noun [countable]JOB a job or activity that takes a lot of skill, usually one in which you make things using your hands and special toolsthe blacksmith’s craftHe learnt the film-making craft at Pinewood studios.
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craft
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycraft
he, she, itcrafts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrafted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crafted
he, she, ithas crafted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crafted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill craft
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crafted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam crafting
he, she, itis crafting
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you, we, theyare crafting
Past
I, he, she, itwas crafting
you, we, theywere crafting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been crafting
he, she, ithas been crafting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been crafting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be crafting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been crafting
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