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polish

 
polish
[ˈpɒlɪʃ]
noun
1. brillo (m) (finish, shine)
  • to give something a polish dar or sacar brillo a algo
2. betún (m) crema (f) (para calzado) (for shoes); cera (f) (for furniture, floors); abrillantador (m) (for metal); esmalte (m) laca (f) (for nails)
3. acabado (m) refinamiento (m) (refinement)
transitive verb
4. pulir (wood, metal, stone); dar brillo a, limpiar (shoes); encerar (floor)
5. pulir, perfeccionar (improve)
polish [ˈpɒlɪʃ]
noun
1 (shoe polish) betún (m); bola (f); (Méx) (furniture polish, floor polish) cera (f); (metal polish) líquido (m) para limpiar metales; (nail polish) esmalte (m) or laca (f) (para las uñas)
2 (act)
my shoes need a polish mis zapatos necesitan una limpieza; to give sth a polish dar brillo a algo
3 (shine) lustre (m); brillo (m)
high polish lustre (m) brillante; the buttons have lost their polish los botones han perdido su brillo or se han deslustrado; to put a polish on sth sacar brillo a algo; the water takes the polish off el agua quita el brillo
4 (refinement) refinamiento (m); [of artistry etc] elegancia (f)
he lacks polish le falta refinamiento
transitive verb
1 (gen) pulir; [+shoes] limpiar; lustrar; especially (LAm) bolear; (Méx) embolar; (Chile) [+floor, furniture] encerar; [+pans, metal, silver] pulir; (mechanically, industrially) pulimentar
2 (also polish up) (improve) perfeccionar; [+manners] refinar; [+style etc] pulir; limar; [+one's Spanish etc] pulir; perfeccionar
Verb Conjugations for pulir
Gerund: puliendo
Participle: pulido
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yopulopulípulíapuliríapuliré
pulespulistepulíaspuliríaspulirás
él/ella/Ud.pulepuliópulíapuliríapulirá
nosotrospulimospulimospulíamospuliríamospuliremos
vosotrospulíspulisteispulíaispuliríaispuliréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.pulenpulieronpulíanpuliríanpulirán
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