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verb sharpen pronunciation in British English /ˈʃɑː(r)pən/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesharpening
past tensesharpened
past participlesharpened
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    sharpen up

    [intransitive/transitive] to improve or make something improve
    The programme will give young athletes the chance to sharpen their skills.
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    [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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