sharpening Definition

  • 1the act of making something sharp or sharper
  • 2the process of improving a skill or ability

Using sharpening: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sharpening" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Sharpening a pencil with a knife.

  • Example

    Sharpening a kitchen knife with a sharpening stone.

  • Example

    Sharpening your skills by practicing regularly.

sharpening Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sharpening


Summary: sharpening in Brief

The term 'sharpening' [ˈʃɑːpənɪŋ] refers to the act of making something sharp or improving a skill or ability. It can be done by honing, grinding, or whetting, as in 'Sharpening a pencil with a knife.' It can also refer to improving one's abilities, as in 'Sharpening your skills by practicing regularly.'

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