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sharpen

['ʃɑːp(ə)n] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. заострять; точить, затачивать

    1. обострять, усиливать, углублять

    2. обостряться, усиливаться

  2. уст. заостряться

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sharpen

['ʃãːpən]

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точить, заострять

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Other popular ways to waste time are sorting papers on the desk, wandering around the office, and chatting to colleagues. Some people watch TV or slowly sharpen pencils.
Многие занимаются перекладыванием бумаг на столе, бродят по офису и болтают с коллегами, смотрят телевизор и даже точат карандаши.
© The Well, 2009
In this context, UNIFEM is currently reviewing the operation of the Trust Fund in order to further clarify its role and sharpen its future strategies.
В этом контексте в настоящее время ЮНИФЕМ рассматривает деятельность Целевого фонда, чтобы дополнительно разъяснить его роль и уточнить его будущие стратегии.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
I thought that if I only could hear a star twinkle or a blade of grass sharpen itself I could compose myself to rest.
Мне казалось, что, если бы я только услышал, как мерцает звездочка, и как заваривается травинка, я мог бы довести себя до сна.
O.Henry / Let Me Feel your PulseГенри, О. / Дайте пощупать ваш пульс!
Дайте пощупать ваш пульс!
Генри, О.
Let Me Feel your Pulse
O.Henry
Some preliminary contacts have been made with US Treasury officials to sharpen this sector's understanding of the problem.
Установлены предварительные контакты с руководством министерства финансов США для более глубокого осознания данным сектором этой проблемы.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
Instead, they requested their weapons back an impressive collection of axes, pikes, and broad swords and on receiving them sat down and began in a leisurely fashion to sharpen the blades.
Вместо этого они потребовали назад свое оружие — впечатляющее количество топоров, пик и широких мечей — и, получив все обратно, уселись и начали неторопливо точить его.
Brooks, Terry / The Scions of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Потомки Шаннары
Потомки Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
The Scions of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1990 by Terry Brooks
I helped Pinniewinks to sharpen his pincers and his poking-awl, and I saw the warrant from Justice Blindas."
Я сама помогала Пинниуинксу точить его клещи и шило и видала предписание на арест от судьи Блиндаса.
Scott, Walter / KenilworthСкотт, Вальтер / Кенилворт
Кенилворт
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1963
Kenilworth
Scott, Walter
© BiblioLife, LLC
“Please do,” he said, and it seemed to Dnark the enticing purr of a cat looking to sharpen its claws.
— Пожалуй, - произнес он, и в его голосе Днарку послышалось урчание кота, готового выпустить когти.
Salvatore, Robert / The Orc KingСальваторе, Роберт / Король орков
Король орков
Сальваторе, Роберт
© 2008 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© И. Савельева, перевод, 2008
© ООО "Фантастика", 2008
The Orc King
Salvatore, Robert
© 2008 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
In return he mumbled a benediction: "May She strengthen your arm and sharpen your eye."
Он пробормотал ответное благословение: – Да придаст Она силу твоей руке и остроту твоему глазу...
Duncan, Dave / Coming of WisdomДункан, Дэйв / Обретение мудрости
Обретение мудрости
Дункан, Дэйв
Coming of Wisdom
Duncan, Dave
© 1988 by D. J. Duncan
The tragedy of 11 September must compel us to sharpen our sense of urgency and to respond effectively to the dangers we face.
Трагедия 11 сентября должна заставить нас осознать всю остроту и безотлагательность проблемы и принять эффективные меры по устранению нависшей над нами опасности.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
'Did you sharpen this!' he asked.
— Ты заточил его?
Eddings, David / Diamond ThroneЭддингс, Дэвид / Алмазный трон
Алмазный трон
Эддингс, Дэвид
Diamond Throne
Eddings, David
© 1989 by David Eddings
Standing at his own sector, behind the radar controller about to go off duty, Keith already felt his mental acuity sharpen, his speed of thinking consciously accelerate.
Став у своего сектора, позади диспетчера, которого он сменял, Кейз сразу почувствовал, как обострилось его восприятие, усилилась работа мысли.
Hailey, Arthur / AirportХейли, Артур / Аэропорт
Аэропорт
Хейли, Артур
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Airport
Hailey, Arthur
© 1968, 2000 by Arthur Hailey, Ltd.
I doubt that it is everlasting, but it is a good blade and I've never had to sharpen it.
Не думаю, что оно вечное, но пока я не правил его.
Simak, Clifford D. / Ring Around the SunСаймак, Клиффорд Д. / Кольцо вокруг Солнца
Кольцо вокруг Солнца
Саймак, Клиффорд Д.
© 1980 by Clifford D. Simak
© Перевод. А. Григорьев, 2004
Ring Around the Sun
Simak, Clifford D.
Sharpen your nose and smell without sentimentality!
Прочисти нос и нюхай без всяких сантиментов!
Suskind, Patrick / Perfume. The story of a murdererЗюскинд, Патрик / Парфюмер. История одного убийцы
Парфюмер. История одного убийцы
Зюскинд, Патрик
© Э.В. Венгерова, перевод, 1999
© "Азбука-классика", 2002
© 1985 by Diogenes Verlag AG Zürich
Perfume. The story of a murderer
Suskind, Patrick
© 1986 by Alfred A. Knopf
© 1985 by Diogenes Verlag AG
Sharpen the saw.
Формируйте себя всесторонне.
Butler-Bowdon, Tom / 50 self-help classics : 50 inspirational books to transform your lifeБатлер-Боудон, Том / 50 книг и великих идей, которые помогут вам изменить свою жизнь
50 книг и великих идей, которые помогут вам изменить свою жизнь
Батлер-Боудон, Том
50 self-help classics : 50 inspirational books to transform your life
Butler-Bowdon, Tom
© Tom Butler-Bowdon 2003
Now, ten minutes or so after the delegation filed into Mel's office, the dislike was sharpening to downright loathing.
А еще через десять минут эта неосознанная антипатия переросла в чувство отвращения.
Hailey, Arthur / AirportХейли, Артур / Аэропорт
Аэропорт
Хейли, Артур
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Airport
Hailey, Arthur
© 1968, 2000 by Arthur Hailey, Ltd.

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'ʃɑːp(ə)nVerbзаострять; точить; затачиватьExamples

to sharpen the edge — затачивать лезвие

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Collocations

sharpen contradictions
обострять противоречия
sharpen picks
заправлять зубки врубовой машины
sharpen the edge
затачивать лезвие
sharpen a pulse
обострять импульс
sharpen smooth
править
beam-sharpening
сужение луча
Doppler beam-sharpening
сужение луча доплеровской РЛС
drill-sharpening
бурозаправочный
edge sharpening
повышение резкости края изображения
end-mill sharpening
заточка концевой фрезы
gear-sharpening
зуботочение
off-normal sharpening
заточка под углом к линии зуба
pulse sharpening
заострение импульса
saw sharpening wheel
круг для заточки пил
self-sharpening
самозатачивание

Word forms

sharpen

verb
Basic forms
Pastsharpened
Imperativesharpen
Present Participle (Participle I)sharpening
Past Participle (Participle II)sharpened
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I sharpenwe sharpen
you sharpenyou sharpen
he/she/it sharpensthey sharpen
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am sharpeningwe are sharpening
you are sharpeningyou are sharpening
he/she/it is sharpeningthey are sharpening
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have sharpenedwe have sharpened
you have sharpenedyou have sharpened
he/she/it has sharpenedthey have sharpened
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been sharpeningwe have been sharpening
you have been sharpeningyou have been sharpening
he/she/it has been sharpeningthey have been sharpening
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I sharpenedwe sharpened
you sharpenedyou sharpened
he/she/it sharpenedthey sharpened
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was sharpeningwe were sharpening
you were sharpeningyou were sharpening
he/she/it was sharpeningthey were sharpening
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had sharpenedwe had sharpened
you had sharpenedyou had sharpened
he/she/it had sharpenedthey had sharpened
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been sharpeningwe had been sharpening
you had been sharpeningyou had been sharpening
he/she/it had been sharpeningthey had been sharpening
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will sharpenwe shall/will sharpen
you will sharpenyou will sharpen
he/she/it will sharpenthey will sharpen
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be sharpeningwe shall/will be sharpening
you will be sharpeningyou will be sharpening
he/she/it will be sharpeningthey will be sharpening
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have sharpenedwe shall/will have sharpened
you will have sharpenedyou will have sharpened
he/she/it will have sharpenedthey will have sharpened
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been sharpeningwe shall/will have been sharpening
you will have been sharpeningyou will have been sharpening
he/she/it will have been sharpeningthey will have been sharpening
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would sharpenwe should/would sharpen
you would sharpenyou would sharpen
he/she/it would sharpenthey would sharpen
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be sharpeningwe should/would be sharpening
you would be sharpeningyou would be sharpening
he/she/it would be sharpeningthey would be sharpening
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have sharpenedwe should/would have sharpened
you would have sharpenedyou would have sharpened
he/she/it would have sharpenedthey would have sharpened
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been sharpeningwe should/would have been sharpening
you would have been sharpeningyou would have been sharpening
he/she/it would have been sharpeningthey would have been sharpening
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am sharpenedwe are sharpened
you are sharpenedyou are sharpened
he/she/it is sharpenedthey are sharpened
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being sharpenedwe are being sharpened
you are being sharpenedyou are being sharpened
he/she/it is being sharpenedthey are being sharpened
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been sharpenedwe have been sharpened
you have been sharpenedyou have been sharpened
he/she/it has been sharpenedthey have been sharpened
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was sharpenedwe were sharpened
you were sharpenedyou were sharpened
he/she/it was sharpenedthey were sharpened
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being sharpenedwe were being sharpened
you were being sharpenedyou were being sharpened
he/she/it was being sharpenedthey were being sharpened
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been sharpenedwe had been sharpened
you had been sharpenedyou had been sharpened
he/she/it had been sharpenedthey had been sharpened
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be sharpenedwe shall/will be sharpened
you will be sharpenedyou will be sharpened
he/she/it will be sharpenedthey will be sharpened
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been sharpenedwe shall/will have been sharpened
you will have been sharpenedyou will have been sharpened
he/she/it will have been sharpenedthey will have been sharpened