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sharpen

verb

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to make sharp or sharper
  • you need to sharpen your penknife's blade frequently in order to be able to whittle properly

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The first known use of sharpen was in the 15th century

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sharped

sharpen

sharpened

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“Sharpen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sharpen. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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