polish sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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polish sth up

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

polish sth up (OBJECT)

to ​rub or ​brush an ​object to make it ​shine, ​especially a ​metal or ​woodenobject: Robert was ​polishing up some ​oldsilvercandlesticks.

polish sth up (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.
(Definition of polish sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “polish sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 物件, 擦亮,磨光(尤指金属或木制品)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物件, 擦亮,磨光(尤指金屬或木製品)…
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