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verb sharpen pronunciation in American English /ˈʃɑrpən/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysharpen
he/she/itsharpens
present participlesharpening
past tensesharpened
past participlesharpened
  1. 2

    sharpen

    or

    sharpen up

    [intransitive/transitive] to improve or make something improve

    The program will give young athletes the chance to sharpen their skills.

  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to become or to make something stronger or more noticeable

    His speech served only to sharpen the differences between the two men.

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