Meaning of “polish” in the English Dictionary

"polish" in British English

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polishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ us /ˈpɑː.lɪʃ/

polishnoun

uk /ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ us /ˈpɑː.lɪʃ/

Polishadjective

uk /ˈpəʊ.lɪʃ/ us /ˈpoʊ.lɪʃ/

Polishnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpəʊ.lɪʃ/ us /ˈpoʊ.lɪʃ/

(Definition of “polish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"polish" in American English

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polishverb [ T ]

us /ˈpɑl·ɪʃ/

to make something smooth and shiny by rubbing:

He polished the hardwood floor.

If you polish your nails, you paint them with a colored or colorless liquid to make them shine.

polishnoun [ U ]

us /ˈpɑl·ɪʃ/

Polish is a cream or other substance that you use to clean or shine something:

Someone or something with polish has great skill or perfect style:

The rest of the cast comes nowhere near equaling his polish onstage.

(Definition of “polish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)