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card sharp

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.
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card sharper

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.
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double sharp

  • noun a musical notation of two sharps in front of a note indicating that it is to be raised by two semitones
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Look sharp

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; festinate; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!
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  • attend; be alert. Colloq.
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razor-sharp

  • adjective satellite very clearly delineated
    • razor-sharp definition
  • adjective satellite as sharp as a razor
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Sharp practice

  • the getting of an advantage, or the attempt to do so, by a tricky expedient.
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sharp tongue

  • noun a bitter or critical manner of speaking
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sharp-angled

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-angled.
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sharp-cornered

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-angled.
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sharp-cut

Sharp-cut` adjective
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  1. Cut sharply or definitely, or so as to make a clear, well-defined impression, as the lines of an engraved plate, and the like; clear-cut; hence, having great distinctness; well-defined; clear.
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sharp-eared

  • adjective satellite having keen hearing
    quick-eared.
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sharp-eyed

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; quick-sighted; lynx-eyed; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; quick-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon
  • adjective satellite having keen eyesight
    keen-eyed.
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sharp-limbed

  • adjective satellite having sharp limbs
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sharp-nosed

  • adjective satellite having a sharply pointed nose
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sharp-pointed

  • adjective having a sharp point
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sharp-set

  • adjective satellite extremely hungry
    ravenous; esurient; starved; famished.
    • they were tired and famished for food and sleep
    • a ravenous boy
    • the family was starved and ragged
    • fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy
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Sharp"-set` adjective
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  1. Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set.
    The town is sharp-set on new plays. Pope.
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sharp-sighted

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; quick-sighted; lynx-eyed; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; quick-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon
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Sharp"-sight`ed adjective
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  1. Having quick or acute sight; -- used literally and figuratively. -- Sharp`-sight`ed*ness, n.
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sharp-sightedness

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    acuity; visual acuity.
  • noun lively attentiveness
    alertness; on the qui vive.
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sharp-tailed grouse

  • noun large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America
    sprig tail; sprigtail; Pedioecetes phasianellus.
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sharp-tasting

  • adjective satellite somewhat bitter
    bitterish.
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sharp-toothed

  • adjective satellite having sharp teeth
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sharp-witted

Sharp"-wit`ted adjective
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  1. Having an acute or nicely discerning mind.
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sharp-worded

  • adjective satellite harsh
    sharp; tart.
    • sharp criticism
    • a sharp-worded exchange
    • a tart remark
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To brace sharp, ∨ To sharp up

  • (Naut.), to turn the yards to the most oblique position possible, that the ship may lie well up to the wind.
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To brace up sharp

  • (Naut.), to turn (a yard) as far forward as the rigging will permit.
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