(to) sharpen

(to) sharpen
(to) sharpen /ˈʃɑ:pən/
A v. t.
1 aguzzare; affilare; arrotare; far la punta a; appuntire: to sharpen a knife, affilare un coltello; to sharpen a pencil, far la punta a (o temperare) una matita
2 (fig.) acuire; aguzzare (l'appetito, l'ingegno); inasprire (un contrasto, una pena); affinare (un'abilità)
3 (mus.) diesizzare; alzare (una nota) di un semitono
4 (tecn.) migliorare la messa a fuoco di (un'immagine); rendere più nitido
B v. i.
1 aguzzarsi; affilarsi; diventare acuminato (o appuntito)
2 (fig.) acuirsi; inasprirsi
3 (mus.) cantare in una tonalità troppo alta (o più alta di quella indicata).

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