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pol·ish / ˈpälish/ • v. [tr.] make the surface of (something) smooth and shiny by rubbing it: she unloaded the dishwasher and polished the glasses. ∎  improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to: he's got to polish up his French for his job. • n. a substance used to give something a smooth and shiny surface when rubbed in: furniture polish. ∎  [in sing.] an act of rubbing something to give it a shiny surface: I could give the cabinet a polish. ∎  smoothness or glossiness produced by rubbing or friction: the machine refines the shape of the stone and gives it polish. ∎  refinement or elegance in a person or thing: his poetry has clarity and polish. PHRASAL VERBS: polish something off finish or consume something quickly: they polished off most of the sausages.DERIVATIVES: pol·ish·a·ble adj. pol·ish·er n.

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Pol·ish / ˈpōlish/ • adj. of or relating to Poland, its inhabitants, or their language. • n. the West Slavic language of Poland.

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Polish National language of Poland, spoken by virtually all of the country's 39 million people. It belongs to the Slavonic family of Indo-European languages. Polish is written in the Roman (Latin) alphabet, but with a large number of diacritical marks to represent the various Slavonic vowels and consonants.

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polish make smooth (and glossy) by friction XIII; refine XIV. ME. polis(s) -poliss-, lengthened stem of (O)F. polir — L. polīre; see -ISH2.
Hence sb. XVI.

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Polish see POLE.