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English definition of “sharply”

sharply

adverb (SUDDENLY)    /ˈʃɑːp.li/ US  /ˈʃɑːrp-/
B2 quickly and suddenly : Inflation has risen / fallen sharply. His health improved / deteriorated sharply this week . The road bends sharply to the left .Not expected or planned
(Definition of sharply adverb (SUDDENLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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