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sharpen a knife

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  • knife — noun 1 tool for cutting ADJECTIVE ▪ blunt, dull (esp. AmE) ▪ sharp ▪ serrated ▪ long ▪ small …   Collocations dictionary

  • knife — n. instrument for cutting 1) to plunge a knife into smb. 2) to pull a knife (on smb.) 3) to stab smb. with a knife 4) to sharpen a knife 5) a dull; sharp knife 6) a bowie; boy scout; bread; butcher (esp. AE). butcher s (esp. BE); clasp; electric; …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sharpen — [[t]ʃɑ͟ː(r)pən[/t]] sharpens, sharpening, sharpened 1) V ERG If your senses, understanding, or skills sharpen or are sharpened, you become better at noticing things, thinking, or doing something. Her gaze sharpened, as if she had seen something… …   English dictionary

  • Knife sharpening — Knives are sharpened by grinding against a hard rough surface, typically stone, or a soft surface with hard particles, such as sandpaper. For finer sharpening, a leather razor strap, or strop, is often used. The smaller the angle between the… …   Wikipedia

  • Knife — A knife is a handheld sharp edged instrument consisting of handle attached to a blade used for cutting. The knife is a tool that can be used as a weapon. Its origins date as far back as two and a half million years ago, as evidenced by the… …   Wikipedia

  • sharpen */ — UK [ˈʃɑː(r)pən] / US [ˈʃɑrpən] verb Word forms sharpen : present tense I/you/we/they sharpen he/she/it sharpens present participle sharpening past tense sharpened past participle sharpened 1) [transitive] to make something such as a knife, tool,… …   English dictionary

  • sharpen — sharp|en [ ʃarpən ] verb * 1. ) transitive to make something such as a knife, tool, or pencil sharp 2. ) sharpen or sharpen up intransitive or transitive to improve or make something improve: The program will give young athletes the chance to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sharpen — verb Sharpen is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye Sharpen is used with these nouns as the object: ↑axe, ↑blade, ↑claw, ↑edge, ↑focus, ↑knife, ↑pencil, ↑reflex, ↑sense, ↑ski …   Collocations dictionary

  • sharpen — verb 1) sharpen the carving knife Syn: hone, whet, strop, grind, file 2) the players are sharpening their skills Syn: improve, brush up, polish up, better, enhance; hone, fine tune …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sharpen one's knife — phrasal : to be ready or preparing to punish or attack usually used with for sharpening my knife for the fellow that told that lie …   Useful english dictionary

  • sharpen — [ˈʃɑːpən] verb [T] 1) to make something such as a knife, tool, or pencil sharp 2) to make something better, stronger, or more noticeable …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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