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  1. sharp
    IPA[SHärp]
  2. adjective

    adverb

    • 1. precisely (used after an expression of time):

      the meeting starts at 7:30 sharp
      Synonym : precisely, exactly, on the dot, promptly, prompt, punctually, dead on, on the stroke of …, on the button, on the nose, on the knocker
    • 2. in a sudden or abrupt way:

      he was brought up sharp by Helen's voice the creek bent sharp left
      Synonym : abruptly, suddenly, sharply, all of a sudden, unexpectedly, without warning
    • 3. above the true or normal pitch of musical sound:

      he heard him playing a little sharp on the high notes

    noun

    • 1. a musical note raised a semitone above natural pitch.

    • 2. the sign ♯, indicating a sharp.

    • 3. a long, sharply pointed needle used for general sewing.

    • 4. a thing with a sharp edge or point, such as a hypodermic needle, a blade, or a fragment of glass:

      the safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
    • 5. a swindler or cheat.

    verb

    • 1. raise the pitch of (a note) by a semitone:

      if you raise a note by one fret, you have sharped the note
    • 2. cheat or swindle (someone), especially at cards:

      the fellow is drunk, let's sharp him
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sharp, plural noun: sharps

    • v.: verb: sharp, 3rd person present: sharps, gerund or present participle: sharping, past tense: sharped, past participle: sharped

    • adjective

      (of an object) having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something:

      tapering to a point or edge:

    • adverb

      precisely (used after an expression of time):

      in a sudden or abrupt way:

    • noun

      a musical note raised a semitone above natural pitch.

      the sign ♯, indicating a sharp.

    • noun

      a swindler, especially at cards.
    • noun

      a swindler, especially at cards.
    • noun

      a sign placed before a musical note to indicate that it is to be raised two semitones.

      a musical note marked by a double sharp or raised two semitones.

    • adjective

      (of a person) given to using cutting, harsh, or critical language:
    • adjective

      quick to notice things; observant:
    • adjective

      (of a person) having well-defined facial features:
    • noun

      a person who cheats at cards in order to win money.
    • be quick
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