make or become smooth and shiny by rubbing with or without a chemical substance
improve in behaviour, intellectual interests, etc.
a liquid powder
a smooth shiny surface produced by rubbing
an act of polishing
the quality of being polished
"they performed with great polish"
"I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"
"almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"
"shine the silver, please"
"polish my shoes"
"refine one's style of writing"
"polish your social manners"
The glossy polish that the best English boarding schools can sometimes provide.
出自： L. Deighton
I polish and oil it all the time.
出自： N. Hinton
He watched his father's employees polish and dust.
出自： A. Desai
The hungry boys polished off a plateful of ham and then asked for more.
After the contest we were all so hungry that we polished off the lunch in only a few minutes.
Having polished off a slice or two of bread, she started work again.
We can soon polish off that job.
She had to polish off her work before going home.
Do you think you can polish off these sheets of typing before four o'clock?
Mary polished off her homework early so that she could watch TV.
The cream buns and sausage rolls were polished off in nest to no time.
转眼之间,奶油面包和腊肠卷就被一扫而光。 polish sb ⇔ off
The boxer polished off his opponent in the first round.
The villain of the novel is polished off in the last chapter but one.
我们的销售技术需要提高。 polish sth ⇔ up
I'm going to New York, so I must polish up my English.
In his spare time he did all he could to polish up his German.
I advise you to polish up your article once more before you send it to the editor.
The matter in the easy is satisfactory, but the style needs to be polished up.
这篇文章的内容不错,但还需要润色一下。 polish sth ⇔ up
He polished up the handle of the big front door.
Jim has a supply of old pennies which he polishes up and passes off to foreign tourists as rare coins.
The silver will need to be polished up for the dinner party.
These old pieces of brass have been polished up beautifully.