US: /ˈpɑɫɪʃ/, /ˈpoʊɫɪʃ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

polish /'pouliʃ/
  • tính từ
    • Polish (thuộc) Ba lan
    • danh từ
      • nước bóng, nước láng
      • nước đánh bóng, xi
        • boot polish: xi đánh giày
      • (nghĩa bóng) vẻ lịch sự, vẻ tao nhã, vẻ thanh nhã
      • ngoại động từ
        • đánh bóng, làm cho láng
        • (nghĩa bóng) làm cho lịch sự, làm cho thanh nhâ, làm cho tao nhã ((thường) động tính từ quá khứ)
        • nội động từ
          • bóng lên
          • to polish off
            • làm xong gấp (công việc...); ăn gấp (bữa cơm)
          • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) trừ khử (địch)
          • to polish up
            • chuốt bóng, làm cho bóng bảy đẹp đẽ

        Advanced English dictionary

        noun, verb
        + noun
        1 [U, C] a substance used when rubbing a surface to make it smooth and shiny: furniture / floor / shoe / silver polish + wax polish
        2 [sing.] an act of polishing sth: I give it a polish now and again.
        3 [sing.] the shiny appearance of sth after it has been polished
        4 [U] a high quality of performance achieved with great skill: She played the cello with the polish of a much older musician.
        5 [U] high standards of behaviour; being polite: She thought that her husband's family lacked polish.
        Idioms see SPIT n.
        + verb
        1 ~ sth (up) (with sth) to make sth smooth and shiny by rubbing it with a piece of fabric, often with polish on it: [VN] Polish shoes regularly to protect the leather. + He polished his glasses with a handkerchief. + She polished the apple on her sleeve. [also V]
        See also - FRENCH POLISH
        2 [VN] ~ sth (up) to make changes to sth in order to improve it: The statement was carefully polished and checked before release. + The hotel has polished up its act (= improved its service) since last year.
        Phrasal Verbs: polish sb<->off (informal, especially AmE) to kill sb
        polish sth<->off (informal) to finish sth, especially food, quickly: He polished off the remains of the apple pie.

        Thesaurus dictionary

        1 shine, brighten, burnish, buff, furbish, wax, clean, smooth, rub, gloss:
        He polished up the handles so carefully That now he is the ruler of the Queen's navy
        2 Often, polish up. refine, improve, perfect, finish, cultivate, ameliorate, enhance; correct, emend:
        If you polish up the article we might consider it for publication.
        3 polish off.
        (a) conclude, end, terminate, finish:
        Ned polished off his homework in less than an hour.
        (b) kill, slay, murder, dispatch or despatch, destroy, dispose of, do away with, liquidate, eliminate, Slang bump off, rub out, do in, take for a ride:
        Three platoons were polished off quickly.
        (c) dispose of, put away, eat, consume, wolf (down):
        In a few minutes, MacGregor had polished off the entire meal.
        4 polish up. study, review, learn, Archaic con, Colloq bone up (on), Slang Brit swot up (on):
        If you're going to M laga, you'd better polish up your Spanish.
        5 gloss, shine, lustre, sheen, glaze, smoothness, brilliance, sparkle, gleam, glow, brightness, radiance:
        You cannot imagine what a fine polish she put on that old table.
        6 wax, oil:
        The new polish really put a shine on the desk.

        Collocation dictionary


        boot, furniture, metal, nail, shoe, silver | French | beeswax, wax

        VERB + POLISH

        Apply polish with a soft brush.
        | give sth
        You'll need to give your shoes a good polish.
        | remove
        Use acetone to remove nail polish.

        Concise English dictionary

        polishes|polished|polishing'pɑlɪʃ /'pɒlɪʃ
        +the property of being smooth and shiny
        +a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
        +a preparation used in polishing
        +the Slavic language of Poland
        +make (a surface) shine
        +improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
        +bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
        +of or relating to Poland or its people or culture