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polish up


      vb   adv  
1    to make or become smooth and shiny by polishing  
2    when intr, foll by: on   to study or practise until adept at; improve  
polish up your spelling, he's polishing up on his German     
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1    brighten, buff, burnish, clean, furbish, rub, shine, smooth, wax  
2    brush up, correct, cultivate, emend, enhance, finish, improve, perfect, refine, touch up  
3    brightness, brilliance, finish, glaze, gloss, lustre, sheen, smoothness, sparkle, veneer  
4    varnish, wax  
5      (figurative)   breeding, class     (informal)   elegance, finesse, finish, grace, politesse, refinement, style, suavity, urbanity  

polish off  
1    consume, down, eat up, finish, put away, shift     (informal)   swill, wolf  
2    blow away     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   bump off     (informal)   dispose of, do away with, do in     (slang)   eliminate, get rid of, kill, liquidate, murder, take out     (slang)  

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