Definition of Polish up

1. Verb. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state. "Polish your social manners"

Exact synonyms: Brush Up, Polish, Round, Round Off
Generic synonyms: Hone, Perfect
Derivative terms: Polish



Definition of Polish up

1. Verb. to polish to make something shiny ¹

2. Verb. to hone (one's skills) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Polish up

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1. The Land of the Nile Springs: Being Chiefly an Account of how We Fought Kabarega by Henry Edward Colvile (1895)
"... greetings—A night out—A meagre menu—A friend in need—A polish up—Its results—Triumphal entry. ..."

2. Ye Gods and Little Fishes: A Travesty on the Argonautic Expedition in Quest by James Alexander Henshall, Apollonius (1900)
"He kept me home to polish up the crown. He owed me six months wages, which he He'd pay to-night, if I'd stay by his bed. His doctor, even, left him, ..."

3. The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular ...by William Hone by William Hone (1839)
"... polish up" has been declined. I hope you will polish up for insertion, manners; for the same reason, ..."

4. Electric Railway Handbook: A Reference Book of Practice Data, Formulas and by Albert Sutton Richey, William Charles Greenough (1915)
"Press down button on controller handle to see that the auxiliary fingers make proper contact, and polish up the same when necessary. ..."

5. The Artizans' Guide and Everybody's Assistant: Containing Over Three by Richard Moore (1873)
"Rinse and dry in sawdust, or with tissue paper, and polish up with chamois skin. To "MAKE AND APPLY GOLD-PLATING POWDERS.—Prepare a chloride of gold the ..."

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