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Overview of verb sharpen

The verb sharpen has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (1) sharpen

(make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives")

2. (1) sharpen

(make crisp or more crisp and precise; "We had to sharpen our arguments")

3. (1) sharpen

(become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened")

4. (1) focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen

(put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie")

5. sharpen

(make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper)

6. sharpen

(raise the pitch of (musical notes))

7. sharpen, taper, point

(give a point to; "The candles are tapered")

8. sharpen, heighten

(make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision")

Overview of adj sharpened

The adj sharpened has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. sharpened

(having the point made sharp; "a sharpened pencil")

2. sharpened

(made sharp or sharper; "a sharpened knife cuts more cleanly") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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