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sharp

adjective (SUDDEN)    /ʃɑːp/ US  /ʃɑːrp/
B2 happening suddenly , quickly , and strongly : a sharp drop in temperature a sharp decline in the standard of living a sharp rise / increase in the number of cases of this illness a sharp bend in the road to suffer a sharp blow to the head Not expected or planned sharpness     /ˈʃɑːp.nəs/ US  /ˈʃɑːrp-/ noun [U] She has a remarkable sharpness of mind . the sharpness of a photograph / image PhotographyIntelligencePerceptivePerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligenceThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothesModern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionableSharp and bluntNot expected or planned
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