Definitions starting with S

ID #5443


 v. [OED now only dial.; US Black idem ADD] to sharpen: 1918 Her husband is gone out to sharp the knife (Parsons 77). <Black>

 —adv. [OED, of an attack: carried on with vigor] diligently: When you go, I'll start plaiting sharp (Ragged). <Black>

Tags: adverb, verb

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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