verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to finish or dispose of quickly: They polished off a gallon of ice cream between them.
- to subdue or get rid of someone: The fighter polished off his opponent in the first round.
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Origin of polish
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OTHER WORDS FROM polish
Definition for polish (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM Polish
Example sentences from the Web for polish
If paper is employed, care must be taken that the polisher is about the same size as the object to be polished.On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall
A stone serves for a mallet, and a piece of fish-skin for a polisher.
Fage is to be shown up as soon as he comes,' he said, not addressing himself directly to the polisher.
He wrote verses with elegance in French, Spanish and Italian, and was a polisher of his native language in a barbarous age.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
On Wednesday mornings the polisher opened the door, because Corentine was dressing her mistress.
British Dictionary definitions for polish (1 of 2)
Derived forms of polishpolishable, adjectivepolisher, noun
Word Origin for polish
British Dictionary definitions for polish (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with polish
In addition to the idioms beginning with polish
- polish off
- polish the apple
- spit and polish