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sharp
British English: /ʃɑːp/
American English: /ʃɑrp/

Translation of sharp in French:

noun

adjective

  • 1 (good for cutting)
    (knife, razor)
    tranchant
    (edge)
    coupant
    (blade, scissors)
    bien aiguisé
    (saw)
    bien affûté
  • 7 (alert)
    (person)
    vif/vive, dégourdi
    (mind, intelligence)
    vif/vive
    (eyesight, eye)
    perçant
    (hearing, ear)
    fin
    to have a sharp wit
    avoir de la repartie
    to keep a sharp lookout
    rester sur le qui-vive (for pour)
    to have a sharp eye for something
    [figurative]
    avoir l'œil pour quelque chose
  • 9 (clearly defined)
    (image, outline, picture, sound)
    net/nette
    (contrast)
    prononcé
    (difference, distinction)
    net/nette
    to bring something into sharp focus
    [literal]
    cadrer quelque chose avec netteté
    [figurative]
    faire passer quelque chose au premier plan
  • 10
    [informal]
    (British English)
    (suit)
    tape-à-l'œil inv [pejorative]
    to be a sharp dresser
    prendre grand soin de son apparence
  • 11
    [informal]
    (American English) (stylish)
    chic inv

adverb

  • 1 (abruptly)
    (stop, pull up)
    net
    to turn sharp left/right
    tourner brusquement vers la gauche/la droite
  • 2 (promptly) at 9 o'clock sharp
    à neuf heures pile (informal) or précises
  • 3 (Music)
    (sing, play)
    trop haut

Idioms

to be at the sharp end

[informal]
to look sharp

se dépêcher

you're so sharp you'll cut yourself

tu te crois vraiment très malin/-igne

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