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Noun
Smoothness or glossiness produced by rubbing or friction
“A high degree of polish is achieved when the shaping plywood forms are faced with smooth plastic and the concrete is vibrated as it is being poured in place.”
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Refinement or elegance in a person or thing
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“He soon made a strong impression in Germany as a brilliant and original conductor, who achieved great polish and refinement in his performances.”
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A substance used to give something a smooth and shiny surface when rubbed in
“We felt so grown up to be given this task, we bought shoe polish and other items when I saw a small red cast-iron train.”
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Politeness, good manners
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A depth of skill, artistry or experience in a given field
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Having charm, sophistication or guile, especially when used to persuade others
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Regularity, restraint
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A mixture of tallow and oil used to soften leather, and make it waterproof
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The state or quality of being perfect
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A layer of wood used to make plywood
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The act, or an instance of, wiping or rubbing
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Something that cleanses, such as a detergent
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Something attributive that is pleasing to the senses
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The action of revising
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To make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
“We must cut off the zips, buttons and collars to leave the material smooth enough to be used as a rag to polish cars.”
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Improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
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“The acts will be able to polish up their routines on mats and screens which provide dancers with steps to follow while playing a particular song.”
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To smooth or level out by rubbing or applying friction
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To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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To pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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To carry out an action to the end
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To bring (a place or people) to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
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To make slight corrections or adjustments to
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To think again about a problem
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To apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
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To sharpen (a blade)
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To clean and service (a car), as a valet does
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Make or become more light
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(archaic) To render accomplished
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To make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
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