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sharpen
British English: /ˈʃɑːp(ə)n/
American English: /ˈʃɑrpən/

Translation of sharpen in French:

transitive verb

  • 2 (accentuate)
    rendre [quelque chose] plus net
    (line, contrast)
    (focus)
    (image, picture)
  • 3 (make stronger)
    (anger, desire, fear, interest)
    (feeling, loneliness)
    to sharpen somebody's appetite
    [literal] [figurative]
    aiguiser l'appétit de quelqu'un
    for pour
    to sharpen one's wits
    se dégourdir l'esprit
    to sharpen somebody's wits
    dégourdir l'esprit de quelqu'un
    to sharpen somebody's reflexes
    affiner les réflexes de quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • (tone, voice, look)
    se durcir
    (pain)
    s'aviver

Phrasal verbs

sharpen up

sharpen up [something]
(reflexes)
to sharpen oneself up for
se préparer pour
(race, competition)
to sharpen up one's wits
se dégourdir l'esprit
to sharpen up one's image
améliorer son image

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