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polish sth up

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with polish   /ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ us    /ˈpɑː.lɪʃ/

(OBJECT)

to rub or brush an object to make it shine, especially a metal or wooden object: Robert was polishing up some old silver candlesticks.

(SKILL)

to improve a skill, especially when you have allowed it to become less good over a period of time: I really must polish up my Japanese before we visit Japan next year.
Translations of “polish sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 物件, 擦亮,磨光(尤指金屬或木製品)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物件, 擦亮,磨光(尤指金属或木制品)…
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