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Significado de “sharp” - Diccionario Inglés

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sharpadjective

uk   /ʃɑːp/ us   /ʃɑːrp/
  • sharp adjective (ABLE TO CUT)

B1 having a thin edge or point that can cut something or make a hole in something: a knife with a sharp edge/blade. sharp teeth/claws/fingernails The point of this pencil isn't sharp enough.
C2 producing or describing a quick, strong pain that makes you feel like you have been cut: She nudged me with a sharp elbow, to tell me to be quiet. I have this sharp pain in my chest, doctor.
used to describe a part of someone's face that is very pointed: a thin face with a sharp nose
If someone is sharp or makes a sharp statement, they speak or act in a severe and angry way that can hurt other people: He was a little sharp with me when I asked him to help. The proposals came in for some sharp criticism.

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  • sharp adjective (TASTE)

sour in taste: Lemons have a sharp taste. This cheese is rather sharp.
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  • sharp adjective (CLEVER)

B2 mainly approving intelligent or quick to notice things: Birdwatchers need to have sharp ears and eyes. She has a sharp eye for a bargain. Our new director is very sharp. She manages to combine a sharp mind/intellect with a sympathetic manner. He was a man of sharp wit/sharp-witted man who always spoke his mind. The play was full of sharp one-liners.US He may be old but he's still as sharp as a tack.
  • sharp adjective (FASHIONABLE)

informal fashionable: Tony is a very sharp dresser. a sharp-suited business executive
sharpness
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɑːp.nəs/ us   /ˈʃɑːrp.nəs/
She has a remarkable sharpness of mind. the sharpness of a photograph/image

sharpadverb

uk   /ʃɑːp/ us   /ʃɑːrp/

sharpadjective, adverb

uk   /ʃɑːp/ us   /ʃɑːrp/

sharpnoun [C]

uk   /ʃɑːp/ us   /ʃɑːrp/
(Definition of sharp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "sharp" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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sharpadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /ʃɑrp/
having a thin edge or point that can cut something: a sharp blade/knife She put a sharp point on the pencil.
sudden and immediately noticeable: a sharp drop in temperature a sharp increase in prices There’s a sharp curve in the road up ahead.
strongly felt: As he leaned over, he felt a sudden, sharp pain in his lower back. This sauce is pretty sharp (= It has a strong taste).
intended to be strong enough to be felt as painful: The candidate delivered a sharp attack on her opponent’s voting record. Leonard has a sharp tongue (= often speaks in a severe and critical way).
easy to see or understand; clear: High-definition television produces a very sharp picture. Sales this month were up, in sharp contrast to the dismal sales of the last few months.
able to understand or see quickly and easily: She has a really sharp mind and a great sense of humor.
infml fashionable: a sharp dresser
sharpness
noun [U] us   /ˈʃɑrp·nəs/

sharpadjective, adverb [-er/-est only]

us   /ʃɑrp/
music higher in pitch than a particular note or the correct note

sharpadverb [not gradable]

us   /ʃɑrp/
exactly at the stated time: The tour bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. sharp.

sharpnoun [C]

us   /ʃɑrp/
  • sharp noun [C] (MUSIC)

music a mark in written music showing that a note should be played a half step higher:
(Definition of sharp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "sharp" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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sharpadjective

uk   /ʃɑːp/ us  
a sharp change is sudden and very noticeable: a sharp rise/increase in sth Analysts expect a sharp rise in core inflation to 2.7%. The decision is likely to mean a sharp increase in regulatory fees paid by companies registered as sponsors.a sharp drop/decline/fall in sth There has been a sharp decline in the standard of living. Builders faced a sharp drop in construction spending in November.
showing intelligence and excellent judgement: The two are very sharp businessmen who have seen their property business move from handling small-scale office developments to schemes totaling €800 million. She is known in the media as a sharp and incisive thinker.
sharp language is severe and angry: The CEO's proposals came in for some sharp criticism.be sharp with sb He was sharp with me when I asked him to help. Gomez's business practices came under sharp attack at the Senate hearing.
in sharp contrast (to sth)
in a way that is clearly recognized as different to something else: Sales were particularly strong last month, in sharp contrast to its main competitors.
(Definition of sharp from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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