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burnish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishburnishbur‧nish /ˈbɜːnɪʃ $ ˈbɜːr-/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 CLEANto polish metal or another substance until it shines2 to work hard in order to improve something 🔊 He missed no opportunity to burnish his image.burnished adjective→ See Verb table
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burnishWay at the front end of the house red light came pouring through the tunnel and showed the lake burnished and menacing.All the valve and operating fittings for the above locos were completed and burnished by hand at Wolverton Works Brass Shop.For nearly three years President Clinton has carefully burnished his crime-fighter credentials.But we have trouble seeing them for what they really are because of the images burnished into our consciousness by movie-makers.Some long shots burnished their chances, some favourites lost ground.
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Verb table
burnish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyburnish
he, she, itburnishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyburnished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave burnished
he, she, ithas burnished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad burnished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill burnish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have burnished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam burnishing
he, she, itis burnishing
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you, we, theyare burnishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas burnishing
you, we, theywere burnishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been burnishing
he, she, ithas been burnishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been burnishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be burnishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been burnishing
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