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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Idioms for sharp

    look sharp. look (def. 36).

Origin of sharp

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English; Old English scearp; cognate with German scharf; (adverb) Middle English; Old English scearpe, derivative of the adjective; (noun, verb) Middle English, derivative of the adjective
1. Sharp, keen refer to the edge or point of an instrument, tool, and the like. Sharp applies, in general, to a cutting edge or a point capable of piercing: a sharp knife; a sharp point. Keen is usually applied to sharp edges: a keen sword blade. 17. As applied to mental qualities, sharp, keen, intelligent, quick have varying implications. Sharp suggests an acute, sensitive, alert, penetrating quality: a sharp mind. Keen implies observant, incisive, and vigorous: a keen intellect. Intelligent means not only acute, alert, and active, but also able to reason and understand: an intelligent reader. Quick suggests lively and rapid comprehension, prompt response to instruction, and the like: quick at figures.

Definition for sharp (2 of 2)

Sharp
[ shahrp ]
/ ʃɑrp /

noun

William "Fiona Macleod", 1855?–1905, Scottish poet and critic.
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British Dictionary definitions for sharp (1 of 2)

sharply, adverbsharpness, noun
Old English scearp; related to Old Norse skarpr, Old High German scarpf, Old Irish cerb, Lettish skarbs

British Dictionary definitions for sharp (2 of 2)

Sharp
/ (ʃɑːp) /

noun

Cecil (James). 1859–1924, British musician, best known for collecting, editing, and publishing English folk songs
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Idioms and Phrases with sharp

sharp

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