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1 polish /ˈpɑːlɪʃ/ verb
polishes; polished; polishing
1 polish
/ˈpɑːlɪʃ/
verb
polishes; polished; polishing
Learner's definition of POLISH
[+ object]
: to make (something) smooth and shiny by rubbing it
: to improve (something) : to make (something) better than it was before often + up
: to put nail polish on (a fingernail or toenail)

polish off

[phrasal verb]
polish (something) off or polish off (something) informal : to finish (something) completely
polish (someone or something) off or polish off (someone or something) : to defeat (someone or something) in a contest, game, etc.

— polisher

noun, plural polishers [count]
see also apple polisher
2 polish /ˈpɑːlɪʃ/ noun
plural polishes
2 polish
/ˈpɑːlɪʃ/
noun
plural polishes
Learner's definition of POLISH
: a substance that is rubbed on a surface to make it smooth and shiny
[noncount]
[count]
see also nail polish
[singular] : a smooth and shiny surface
[noncount]
: good quality or style that comes from practice or effort
somewhat old-fashioned : good manners
[singular] : the act of polishing something see also spit and polish
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