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Dutch vs. Polish

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Dutchnoun

(slang) wife

Polishnoun

A substance used to polish.

‘A good silver polish will remove tarnish easily.’;

Dutchverb

, treat cocoa with alkali

Polishnoun

Cleanliness; smoothness, shininess.

‘The floor was waxed to a high polish.’;

Dutchadjective

Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.

‘Germany is slandered to have sent none to this war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that other pilgrims, passing through that country, were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for their pains.’;

Polishnoun

Refinement; cleanliness in performance or presentation.

‘The lecturer showed a lot of polish at his last talk.’;

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Dutchnoun

The people of Holland; Dutchmen.

Polishverb

(transitive) To shine; to make a surface very smooth or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding.

‘He polished up the chrome until it gleamed.’;

Dutchnoun

The language spoken in Holland.

Polishverb

(transitive) To refine; remove imperfections from.

‘The band has polished its performance since the last concert.’;

Dutchnoun

the people of the Netherlands;

‘the Dutch are famous for their tulips’;

Polishverb

(transitive) To apply shoe polish to shoes.

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Dutchnoun

the West Germanic language of the Netherlands

Polishverb

(intransitive) To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface.

‘Steel polishes well.’;

Dutchadjective

of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture;

‘Dutch painting’; ‘Dutch painters’;

Polishverb

(transitive) To refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite.

Polishadjective

Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants.

Polishverb

To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.

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Polishverb

Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.

Polishverb

To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.

Polishnoun

A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.

‘Another prism of clearer glass and better polish.’;

Polishnoun

Anything used to produce a gloss.

Polishnoun

Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.

‘This Roman polish and this smooth behavior.’;

Polishnoun

the property of being smooth and shiny

Polishnoun

a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality;

‘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’;

Polishnoun

a preparation used in polishing

Polishnoun

the Slavic language of Poland

Polishverb

(of surfaces) make shine;

‘shine the silver, please’; ‘polish my shoes’;

Polishverb

improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;

‘refine one's style of writing’;

Polishverb

bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;

‘polish your social manners’;

Polishadjective

of or relating to Poland or its people or culture;

‘Polish sausage’;

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