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Dictionary definition for: Sharpen

1. (v) make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"

2. (v) make sharp or sharper; "We had to sharpen our arguments"

3. (v) become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened"

4. (v) put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

5. (v) make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper

6. (v) raise the pitch of (musical notes)

7. (v) give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

8. (v) make (one''s senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"

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