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sharp

adjective /ʃaːp/
having a thin edge that can cut or a point that can pierce
afilado, puntiagudo
a sharp knife.
(of pictures, outlines etc) clear and distinct
definido, nítido, marcado
the sharp outline of the mountain.
(of changes in direction) sudden and quick
brusco, repentino, súbito
a sharp left turn.
(of pain etc) keen, acute or intense
agudo, fuerte
He gets a sharp pain after eating.
(often with with) severe
severo
Don’t be so sharp with the child! She got a sharp reproach from me.
alert
agudo
Dogs have sharp ears.
shrill and sudden
repentino, súbito
a sharp cry.
(of a musical note) raised a semitone; too high in pitch
desafinado
F sharp That last note was sharp.
sharpen verb to make or grow sharp
afilar, sacar punta a
He sharpened his pencil.
sharpener noun an instrument for sharpening
sacapuntas
a pencil sharpener.
sharply adverb in a sharp manner
bruscamente, repentinamente
a sharply-pointed piece of glass The road turned sharply to the left He rebuked her sharply.
sharpness noun
agudeza, brusquedad, nitidez, severidad
the sharpness of the knife.
sharp practice noun dishonesty or cheating
mañas, tejemanejes, chanchullos
evidence of sharp practices in the letting industry.
sharp-witted adjective intelligent and alert
perspicaz, vivo
a sharp-witted boy.
look sharp to be quick or to hurry
¡date prisa!, ¡espabílate!
Bring me the books and look sharp (about it)!
(Definition of sharp from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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