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

Translation of sharpen in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 2 (accentuate)
    rendere più netto (line, contrast)
    aumentare (focus)
    mettere più a fuoco, più in evidenza (image, picture)
  • 3 (make stronger)
    acuire (anger, desire, interest)
    accrescere (feeling, loneliness, fear)
    to sharpen somebody's appetite
    stimolare l'appetito di qualcuno (for per)
    [figurative]
    stimolare o acuire il desiderio di qualcuno (for per)
    to sharpen one's wits
    affinare la mente
    to sharpen somebody's wits
    affinare la mente di qualcuno
    to sharpen somebody's reflexes
    rendere pronti i riflessi di qualcuno

intransitive verb

  • (tone, voice, look)
    indurirsi
    (pain)
    acutizzarsi

Phrasal verbs

sharpen up:

sharpen up [something]
rendere pronto (reflexes)
to sharpen oneself up for
prepararsi per (race, competition)
to sharpen up one's wits to sharpen up one's image

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