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Meaning of “sharpen” - Learner’s Dictionary

sharpen

verb [T]     /ˈʃɑːpən/
to make something sharper: to sharpen a knife/pencilSharp and bluntBecoming and making stronger
Translations of “sharpen”
in Korean 날카롭게 하다…
in Arabic يَشْحَذ…
in Portuguese afiar…
in Catalan esmolar…
in Japanese (刃物など)をとぐ, 鋭くする…
in Italian affilare, appuntire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能切斷, 使變尖, 使鋒利…
in Russian точить…
in Turkish bilemek, keskinleştirmek, sivriltmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能切断, 使变尖, 使锋利…
in Polish ostrzyć…
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