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coax
used in Gifted Hands

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Definition
try to obtain a result through gentle and careful effort — often gentle persuasion
  • The small surgical instruments moved carefully, a millimeter at a time, coaxing tissue away from the vital blood vessels, trying not to touch or damage the other fragile parts of her brain.
    p. 146.4

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