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Noun
Smoothness or glossiness produced by rubbing or friction
“Every elevator had its own white-gloved attendant whose duties included ferrying tenants up and down and maintaining a perfect polish on the mirrors and the decorative brass.”
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A substance used to give something a smooth and shiny surface when rubbed in
“You have been using wood polish for your ark, haven't you?”
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Refinement or grace in one's appearance or comportment
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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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Skill or diplomacy in dealing with others or with difficult issues
“However, as a person approaches the middle and upper levels of the hierarchy, more sensitivity and polish in dealing with others is required.”
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Grace or effortlessness in movement or execution
“You can just see the polish in her dance from being an international elite and she is just lovely to watch.”
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Dexterity or skill in performance or execution
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“Seeing him in person, the passion and polish in his performance totally blew me away.”
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A thin decorative covering of fine material applied to coarser wood or other material
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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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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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Verb
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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To improve or refine a work or skill
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“With focus, determination, and regular practice, a speaker can definitely polish his skills of communication and become an excellent orator.”
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To add the finishing touches to
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“He never returned to Amiens, but he had leisure enough to polish off his masterpiece and send copies of it round to all the houses.”
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To change or revise something written to improve it
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“The piece is indicative of a writer who is pressed for time and has to write as he thinks in reporting an event with no time to polish his article.”
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To practice a skill to improve one's command of it
“The acts will be able to polish their routines on mats and screens which provide dancers with steps to follow while playing a particular song.”
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To pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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(of a quality or skill) To become better at
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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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(archaic) To render accomplished
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To make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
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To make clean
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