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  • sharp — [shärp] adj. [ME < OE scearp, akin to Ger scharf, ON skarpr < IE * (s)kerb(h) < base * (s)ker , to cut > SHEAR, HARVEST, L caro, flesh] 1. suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen 2. having… …   English World dictionary

  • sharp — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cutting (see sharpness); distinct, well defined; abrupt, angular; pungent, penetrating; acute, keen; alert, smart, quick; elegant, smart. See visibility, pungency, wit, elegance. Ant., dull. n.… …   English dictionary for students

  • sharp tongue — sharp tongues N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone has a sharp tongue, you are critical of the fact that they say things which are unkind though often clever. Despite her moods and sharp tongue, she inspires fierce loyalty from her… …   English dictionary

  • Tongue splitting — Tongue bifurcation, or tongue splitting, is a type of body modification in which the tongue is cut centrally from its tip part of the way towards its base, forking the end. In addition to being covered under laws prohibiting the unlicensed… …   Wikipedia

  • sharp tongue — noun singular a tendency to criticize people or speak to them in a cruel or angry way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tongue — tongue1 W3S3 [tʌŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(mouth)¦ 2 click your tongue 3 sharp tongue 4 silver tongue 5 sharp tongued/silver tongued etc 6 with (your) tongue in (your) cheek 7 slip of the tongue 8 bite your tongue 9 Cat got your tongue? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tongue — /tVN/ noun 1 MOUTH (C) the soft, moveable part inside your mouth that you use for tasting, eating, and speaking: Joe ran his tongue over his dry lips. | The dog panted, his tongue hanging out in the heat. | stick your tongue out (=put your tongue …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tongue — noun 1 soft part inside the mouth ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ forked ▪ loose, sharp (both figurative) ▪ Everyone knows now, thanks to Ken s loose tongue (= he could not keep the secret) …   Collocations dictionary

  • tongue — tongue1 [ tʌŋ ] noun ** ▸ 1 organ in mouth ▸ 2 language ▸ 3 way of speaking/writing ▸ 4 animal tongue as food ▸ 5 long narrow piece ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the long soft piece of flesh attached to the bottom of your mouth that you use for tasting …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tongue — I UK [tʌŋ] / US noun Word forms tongue : singular tongue plural tongues ** 1) [countable] the long soft piece of flesh fixed to the bottom of your mouth that you use for tasting, speaking etc I burnt my tongue on the hot coffee. 2) [countable]… …   English dictionary

  • tongue — n. language 1) one s mother, native tongue organ of speech speech 2) to use one s tongue ( to speak ) 3) to hold one s tongue ( to be silent ) 4) to find one s tongue ( to begin to speak ) 5) to stick out one s tongue (the child stuck out its… …   Combinatory dictionary


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