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Make or become sharp or sharper
“If you're still with me, be prepared to sharpen both your pencils and your little gray cells.”
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Improve or cause to improve
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“The exchange of dark-squared Bishops would have left Black with a very passive position, so he decides to sharpen things up a bit.”
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To arouse or be aroused
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“The case has sharpened the debate over capital punishment.”
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To become or make more intense
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Stimulate
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To do something repeatedly so as to become skilled
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To teach, train or educate in a given field
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To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces
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