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Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to arouse or be aroused
“The case has sharpened the debate over capital punishment.”
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Present participle for to become or make more intense
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Present participle for to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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Present participle for stimulate
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Present participle for to practice a skill to improve one's command of it
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Present participle for to teach, train or educate in a given field
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Present participle for to form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces
Adjective
Cleansing
Adjective
Becoming larger in size, degree or intensity
Adjective
Scraping or wearing
Noun
The state or act of augmenting in strength, amount or degree
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The action of teaching a skill or type of behavior
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