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To treat (a cut edge, esp. of a garment), as by pinking, serging, or binding, in order to prevent raveling
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  1. To treat (a cut edge, esp. of a garment), as by pinking, serging, or binding, in order to prevent raveling
  2. To consume all of; use up:
  3. To give (cloth, leather, wood, etc.) a desired surface effect
To apply medicine to; swab:
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  1. To apply medicine to; swab:
  2. To cover or decorate with paint; color
  3. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
(Informal, US) To inflict a heavy defeat; to drub; to batter. Used primarily in sports and political contexts.
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  1. (Informal, US) To inflict a heavy defeat; to drub; to batter. Used primarily in sports and political contexts.
  2. To apply shellac to; cover or varnish with shellac
  3. To coat or finish with shellac.
To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.
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  1. To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.
  2. To coat with lacquer.
  3. To give a sleek, glossy finish to.
To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
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  1. To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
  2. To remove hair from a given portion of the body by this method.
  3. To increase gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
(Intransitive) To take a greater size; to increase in size.
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  1. (Intransitive) To take a greater size; to increase in size.
  2. To apply glue or other primer to a surface which is to be painted.
  3. To apply size to; fill, stiffen, or glaze with size
To adorn with a brightly colored surface.
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  1. To adorn with a brightly colored surface.
  2. To form an enamel-like surface on
  3. The hard, translucent substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth in mammals. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and consists mostly of calcium salts.
To decorate with a black enamel or lacquer.
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  1. To decorate with a black enamel or lacquer.
  2. A country consisting of an archipelago off the eastern coast of Asia. The islands' indigenous culture was largely supplanted after c. 600 bc by settlers from the mainland, who adopted an imperial system of government modeled on China's. After a long period (12th–19th century) of domination by a series of shoguns, feudalism was abolished on the restoration of the emperor Mutsuhito (1868) and the country was opened to trade with the West. Japan's industrialization and expansionism led to a series of wars, culminating in its defeat (1945) in World War II. After the war Japan's economy was rebuilt with American assistance, developing an industrial sector centered around automobiles and electronics. Tokyo is the capital and the largest city.
  3. To coat with a glossy finish.
To work or dig a mine at or near the surface of the ground.
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  1. To work or dig a mine at or near the surface of the ground.
  2. To bring to the surface; esp., to bring (a submarine) to the surface of the water
  3. To provide with a surface or apply a surface to:
To cover with a layer of something
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  1. To cover with a layer of something
  2. To provide or cover with a coat.
  3. To cover with a layer, as of paint.
To be or become lustrous.
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  1. To be or become lustrous.
  2. To give or add glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor to.
  3. The shine from the surface of a mineral. Luster is important in describing different kinds of minerals. It is usually characterized as metallic, glassy, pearly, or dull.
To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
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  1. To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
  2. To become smooth or shiny by being rubbed:
  3. To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
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  1. To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
  2. To become shiny
  3. To give a bright sheen or luster to.
To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments:
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  1. To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments:
  2. To lend beauty to:
  3. To be an ornament to; add beauty, splendor, or distinction to
To finish again; especially, to apply a fresh finish, as a new coat of varnish or paint.
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  1. To finish again; especially, to apply a fresh finish, as a new coat of varnish or paint.
  2. To change or restore the finish of (furniture, woodwork, etc.)
To fit, furnish, or secure with glass:
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  1. To fit, furnish, or secure with glass:
  2. To give a smooth lustrous surface to.
  3. To coat (a painted surface) with a semitransparent color
To take on color.
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  1. To take on color.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
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  1. To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
  2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
  3. To coat with a gold color
To smooth over or cover up (an error, inadequacy, fault, etc.); make appear right by specious argument or by minimizing
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  1. To smooth over or cover up (an error, inadequacy, fault, etc.); make appear right by specious argument or by minimizing
  2. To apply a gloss to:
  3. To give a bright sheen or luster to.
(Obs.) To make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
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  1. (Obs.) To make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
  2. To smooth over; to palliate.
  3. To use flattery or cajolery.
To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant:
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  1. To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant:
  2. To cover or coat with sugar
  3. To make (something disagreeable) seem more acceptable or less unpleasant, as by using flattery, euphemism, etc.
To cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality
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  1. To cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality
  2. To overlay (a surface) with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material.
  3. To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
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  1. To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
  2. To conceal or gloss over (wrongdoing, for example).
  3. To paint or coat with whitewash.
Find another word for varnish. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for varnish, like: finish, paint, shellac, lacquer, wax, size, enamel, japan, surface, coat and luster.