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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 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to smooth or level out by rubbing or applying friction
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Present participle for to bring to a higher cultural or civil level or awareness
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Present participle for to pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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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 clean and service (a car), as a valet does
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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
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Present participle for to cause to become sharp or sharper
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Present participle for to make clean
Adjective
Corrosive, tending to eat away at a substance
Adjective
Tending to refine, or in the process of being refined
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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