polish

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polish is part of the Basic English 850.
See also Polish

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
polish

Third-person singular
polishes

Past tense
polished

Past participle
polished

Present participle
polishing

  1. (transitive) Someone polishes something when they rub it with a cloth to make it smooth and shiny. Sometimes wax or a special liquid is used.
    A wooden floor should be polished with floor wax.
    Silver needs to be polished to make it shiny.

Noun[change]

Singular
polish

Plural
polishes

  1. (uncountable) Polish is a special liquid used for polishing things.
    I need to buy some polish for polishing my wooden table.