• (GA) IPA: /ˈʃɑɹpɨn/

sharpen (sharpens, present participle sharpening; past and past participle sharpened)

  1. (transitive, sometimes, figurative) To make sharp.
    to sharpen a pencil or a knife
    • He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.
  2. (intransitive) To become sharp.
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