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polish

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpɒlɪʃ/
to rub something with a cloth in order to make it clean or to make it shine: to polish your shoesPolishing and polishesRestoring and reviving
Translations of “polish”
in Korean 광을 내다…
in Arabic يُلَمِّع…
in French cirer, perfectionner…
in Turkish cilâlamak, parlatmak…
in Italian lucidare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擦,擦亮,磨光…
in Russian полировать…
in Polish polerować…
in Spanish lustrar, abrillantar, sacar brillo/lustre…
in Portuguese encerar, dar brilho em…
in German polieren, aufpolieren…
in Catalan encerar, enllustrar…
in Japanese ~のつや出しをする, ~を磨く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擦,擦亮,磨光…
(Definition of polish verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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