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sharp

adjective     /ʃɑːp/
ABLE TO CUT B1 having a very thin or pointed edge that can cut things: a sharp knife sharp claws / teeth Sharp and blunt
a sharp rise/increase/drop, etc B2 a sudden and very large increase or reduction in somethingNot expected or plannedBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflatingBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
a sharp contrast/difference/distinction, etc a very big and noticeable difference between two thingsDifferent and difference
QUICK B2 quick to notice and understand things: a sharp mind PerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligence
a sharp pain a sudden , short , strong pain Pain and painful
SEVERE severe and not gentle : sharp criticism She can be a bit sharp with people sometimes.Severe
a sharp bend/turn, etc a sudden large change in the direction you are travelling Changing direction
SOUR A sharp taste is slightly sour .Flavours and tastes
CLEAR A sharp image is very clear : a photograph in sharp focus Apparent and obviousVisible
a sharp wit the ability to say things that are funny and clever Humour and humorousIntelligencePerceptive
a sharp tongue If you have a sharp tongue , you often upset people by saying unkind things to them.InconsiderateSelfishnessBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
FASHIONABLE If a piece of clothing or a style is sharp, it is fashionable and tidy : young men in sharp suits The style, appearance, and make-up of clothes
C sharp/F sharp, etc the musical note that is between the note C, F, etc and the note above itNotes of the musical scale
TOO HIGH A sharp musical note sounds unpleasant because it is slightly higher than it should be.Notes of the musical scale
sharply adverb sharpness noun [U]
(Definition of sharp adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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