English version

polish something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolish something ↔ up phrasal verb1 (also polish up on something)IMPROVE to improve a skill or an ability by practising it You should polish up your Spanish before you go to Chile.2 to make something seem better or more attractive to other people The company needs to polish up its image.3 CLEANto polish something polish→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
polish upHenry had polished it up and found the special marks on it.
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Verb table
polish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypolish
he, she, itpolishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypolished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave polished
he, she, ithas polished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad polished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill polish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have polished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam polishing
he, she, itis polishing
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you, we, theyare polishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas polishing
you, we, theywere polishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been polishing
he, she, ithas been polishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been polishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be polishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been polishing
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