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sharp
  • noun
    A musical note raised a semitone above natural pitch.
    A long, sharply pointed needle used for general sewing.
    A swindler or cheat.
    verb
    Raise the pitch of (a note).
    Cheat or swindle (someone), especially at cards. (the fellow is drunk, let's sharp him)
    adjective
    (of an object) having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something. (cut the cake with a very sharp knife)
    Producing a sudden, piercing physical sensation or effect. (I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my back)
    Distinct in outline or detail; clearly defined. (the job was a sharp contrast from her past life)
    (of an action or change) sudden and marked. (there was a sharp increase in interest rates)
    Having or showing speed of perception, comprehension, or response. (her sharp eyes missed nothing)
    (of musical sound) above true or normal pitch.

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