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polish

2 noun
     
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1 [uncountable and countable]DHC a liquid, powder, or other substance that you rub into a surface to make it smooth and shiny French polish
2 [singular] especially British English an act of polishing a surface to make it smooth and shiny:
An occasional polish will keep wall tiles looking good.
3 [uncountable] a high level of skill or style in the way someone performs, writes, or behaves:
Carla's writing has potential, but it lacks polish.
4 [singular] the smooth shiny appearance of something produced by polishing

➔ spit and polish

at spit2 (5)

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