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Present participle for 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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Present participle for improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
“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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Present participle for to smooth or level out by rubbing or applying friction
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Present participle for to fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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Present participle for to pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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Present participle for to carry out an action to the end
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(of a quality or skill) Present participle for to become better at
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Present participle for to bring (a place or people) to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
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(elaborate on) Present participle for to add more detail concerning what has already been said
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Present participle for complete or agree on a finished and definitive version of
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Present participle for to make slight corrections or adjustments to
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Present participle for to think again about a problem
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to sharpen (a blade)
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Present participle for to do something repeatedly so as to become skilled
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Present participle for to clean and service (a car), as a valet does
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Present participle for make or become more light
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(archaic) Present participle for to render accomplished
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Present participle for to make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
Adjective
Scraping or wearing
Adjective
Cleansing
Adjective
Relating to the arts and to intellectual achievements
Noun
The process of making a revision or correction to a text
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