polish: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pol'ish), [key]
- to make smooth and glossy, esp. by rubbing or friction: to polish a brass doorknob.
- to render finished, refined, or elegant: His speech needs polishing.
- to become smooth and glossy through polishing: a flooring that polishes easily.
- to become refined or elegant.
- They polished off a gallon of ice cream between them.
- to finish or dispose of quickly:They polished off a gallon of ice cream between them.
- to subdue or get rid of someone:The fighter polished off his opponent in the first round.
- to improve; refine: She took lessons to polish up her speech.
- a substance used to give smoothness or gloss: shoe polish.
- the act of polishing.
- state of being polished.
- smoothness and gloss of surface.
- superiority of manner or execution; refinement; elegance: the polish of a professional singer.
Pronunciation: (pō'lish), [key]
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Poland, its inhabitants, or their language.
- a Slavic language, the principal language of Poland. Abbr.: Pol
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