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To ride a skateboard, a snowboard, or skis over a grind rail or narrow surface, often with the board or skis at right angles to the direction of movement.
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  1. To ride a skateboard, a snowboard, or skis over a grind rail or narrow surface, often with the board or skis at right angles to the direction of movement.
  2. To produce or process by turning a crank:
  3. To chop into small pieces or fine particles by means of sharp metal blades
To smooth, grind down, or cut through as with a file
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  1. To smooth, grind down, or cut through as with a file
  2. To smooth, reduce, or remove with or as if with a file.
  3. To initiate (a lawsuit):
To perfect or make more intense or effective:
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  1. To perfect or make more intense or effective:
  2. To develop or improve
  3. (Mech.) To enlarge or smooth (a bore) to exact specifications with a rotating stick (honing stone) containing abrasive material
To make more keen; stimulate:
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  1. To make more keen; stimulate:
  2. To sharpen by rubbing or grinding (the edge of a knife or tool); hone
  3. To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone.
To sharpen (a razor) on a strop.
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  1. To sharpen (a razor) on a strop.
  2. To sharpen on a strop
  3. (Computing) To syntactically mark a sequence of letters as having a special property, such as being a keyword, e.g. by enclosing in apostrophes as in 'foo' or writing in uppercase as in FOO.
To meet at a focus
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  1. To meet at a focus
  2. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
  3. To bring into focus
To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
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  1. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
  2. To become intense or more intense:
  3. To become intense or increase in intensity
To clear of confusion or uncertainty:
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  1. To clear of confusion or uncertainty:
  2. To make or become easier to understand
  3. To become clear.
To make sharp or pointed
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  1. To make sharp or pointed
  2. To sharpen or taper.
To form or put an edge on; provide an edge for
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  1. To form or put an edge on; provide an edge for
  2. To put a border or edge on:
  3. To trim the edge of
To develop or improve
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  1. To develop or improve
  2. To perfect or make more intense or effective:
  3. (Mech.) To enlarge or smooth (a bore) to exact specifications with a rotating stick (honing stone) containing abrasive material
To make more keen; stimulate:
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  1. To make more keen; stimulate:
  2. To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone.
  3. To sharpen by rubbing or grinding (the edge of a knife or tool); hone
Find another word for sharpen. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sharpen, like: grind, file, hone, put an edge on, grind to a fine edge, hone to a razor edge, make sharp, make acute, whet, strop and give an edge to.