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verb [transitive] polish pronunciation in British English /ˈpɒlɪʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypolish
he/she/itpolishes
present participlepolishing
past tensepolished
past participlepolished
  1. 1
    to rub the surface of something in order to make it shine

    They spend most of their time polishing shoes.

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  2. 2

    polish

    or

    polish up

    to improve a skill by practising

    He'd spent the summer polishing his flying skills.

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