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sharpen

shor puhn

  • v  make sharp or sharper
    sharpen the knives
  • v  make crisp or more crisp and precise
    We had to sharpen our arguments
  • v  become sharp or sharper
    The debate sharpened
  • v  put (an image) into focus; we cannot enjoy the movie"
  • v  make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper
  • v  raise the pitch of (musical notes)
  • v  give a point to
  • v  make (one's senses) more acute
    This drug will sharpen your vision

  • I didn't know I am supposed to sharpen my knives every time I use them.
  • Adults take Ritalin to sharpen their senses.
  • For Kaysen, this means heading to the kitchen on his day off to sharpen skills like butchering a whole chicken.
News & Articles

  • Pirates and Wenches Ball is Saturday
    CAPE CHARLES — Put on your best eye patch, sharpen your cutlass, clean your flintlock pistol, and plan to walk the plank as “Pirates and Wenches” swarm into the town of Cape Charles.
    June 12, 2013 - Eastern Shore News
  • Teen Volleyball Clinic
    Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 13-17
    June 11, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • CANCELLED: Teen Volleyball Clinic
    Please note: this event has been cancelled. Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6 ...
    June 11, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
Quotes

  • Arlen Specter in The Associated Press
    Let's sharpen our lines of questioning, colleagues, as we move forward to the hearings on Solicitor General Kagan,Specter said.
  • Charles Schumer in Los Angeles Times
    Now that the primaries have come to a close, we relish the opportunity to compare agendas,said Sen. Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., the Senate Democrats' chief fundraiser. "It's going to sharpen the focus in the Congress and the Senate. It's going...
  • Marvin Lewis in Sports Network
    We need to continue to sharpen our edges, get things finished,said head coach Marvin Lewis on Monday. "We have to look at the detail of a couple of things. The issue we had with the sacks, we could spread that out over the group; each area...

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