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Answer for the clue "Bit of derring-do", 7 letters:
exploit

Alternative clues for the word exploit

Hero's tale

Daring deed

Take advantage of

Heroic deed

A notable achievement

Word definitions for exploit in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES exploit resources ▪ He exploited the mineral resources which he found under his lands. exploit sb’s/sth’s potential (= use all the qualities that someone or something has ) ▪ Until now, the island has not exploited...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Exploit \Ex*ploit"\, n. [OE. esploit success, OF. esploit, espleit,revenue, product, vigor, force, exploit, F. exploit exploit, fr. L. explicitum, prop. p. p. neut. of explicare to unfold, display, exhibit; ex + plicare to fold. See Ply , and cf. Explicit...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A heroic or extraordinary deed. 2 An achievement. 3 (context computing English) A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software. vb. (context transitive English) To use for one’s own advantage.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "outcome of an action," from Old French esploit "a carrying out; achievement, result; gain, advantage" (12c., Modern French exploit ), a very common word, used in senses of "action, deed, profit, achievement," from Latin explicitum "a thing settled,...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort" [syn: deed , feat , effort ] v. use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
An exploit (from the English verb to exploit , meaning "using something to one’s own advantage") is a piece of software , a chunk of data, or a sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug or vulnerability in order to cause unintended or unanticipated...

Usage examples of exploit.

An influx of gangsters looking to exploit Prohibition became affiliated with the Purples.

The young man told him the various antipathy stories, about the evil-eye hypothesis, about his horse-taming exploits, his rescuing the student whose boat was overturned, and every occurrence he could recall which would help out the effect of his narrative.

Even the Chinese antipodists seemed to realize the importance of this occasion, and did upside-down exploits more impossible-seeming than any they had ever done before.

He applied his beguiling enticements with the crafty art of a true philanderer and boldly advanced his exploits with unmitigated verve.

If we want to make more than just small quantities of borosilicate laboratory glassware, we will want to exploit nearer sources.

Miss Baker-Sneed was not only a forward woman willing to brangle over a few guineas, but she had a rare talent for ascertaining value, and the wit to exploit that ability.

Storytelling, Brewster soon discovered, was by far the most popular form of entertainment, and most of these stories were built around the actual experiences and exploits of the storyteller, usually embellished considerably for dramatic effect.

Such was the demand for his Vitebsk theme, and the ruthlessness with which Chagall exploited it, that critics accused him of merchandizing his own exotica as art.

But it would be a crass mistake to dismiss him as merely a lightweight, recklessly exploiting the financial crisis for short-term advantage.

This incrimination by association was to be a standard tool of opposition groups exploiting the public need for villains on whom whatever disaster was in the offing could be blamed.

Republic, upon the ruins of the predatory monarchy of their exploiting and land-monopolizing rulers.

He already thinks I wrote that vulgar grotesque perversion he saw up there on the screen now when he reads this, if he had any doubts and he reads this where they say I wrote the original script for this spectacularly successful motion picture exploiting madness in the family did you see that?

Father got up and walked out after that great battle scene when that ghostly spectre appeared standing there brooding over those two corpses in the Bloody Lane that was supposed to be Grandfather and when I said maybe that was why Father was upset with me for exploiting the family and Grandfather if he thought I wrote the script like it said in the newspaper and I asked him to read my last act he said he.

But the internal tension created by petty-stateism was generating a centrifugal tendency within the European Empire, and extra-European forces were exploiting this tendency.

He would be first and foremost a human predator, a born manipulator who would get by in life by exploiting people and systems.