Translation of sharpen in Spanish:

sharpen

afilar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑrpən//ˈʃɑːp(ə)n/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (claws/blade/knife) afilar
    to sharpen a pencil sacarle punta a un lápiz
    • What he did do was provide Hatton with a granite block on which to sharpen his skills and hone his experience.
    • So sharpen your proverbial pencils and get scribbling, because it's your reviews that keep me writing.
    • Does he pay attention or is he the one always out at the front of the class sharpening his pencil?
    • There's something about this time of year that somehow sharpens the sense of sadness that seems part and parcel of the bitter-sweet experience of Christmas time.
    • So each one of these abilities is learned over the course of life and articulated, refined and sharpened as you go up the ladder.
    • And I think when the economic message sharpens on health care, the economy, job creation, you'll see the race tighten.
    • She notes his hypocrisy, and he sharpens his tone.
    • Evolution sharpens and refines their ability to lie about themselves.
    • Hopefully it will have given them a taste for the game - it's great because it's the sort of game you can play until you're 100, and it sharpens your wits.
    • It sharpens your thinking and improves your development.
    • From the moment their grans pop the first illicit chocolate button in their drooling mouths, children are hooked, and parental censure only sharpens their appetite.
    • This broad and undulating ridge gradually narrows and eventually sharpens to a knife edge just below the rocky summit slopes.
    • At this very moment, exam markers are sharpening their red pencils to ring such sloppiness.
    • Have they been sharpening their pencils and drawing rectangles to take the average size car?
    • If all the procrastinator had left to do was to sharpen some pencils, no force on earth could get him do it.
    • This is where the bile and the agony and the rage of rock and roll was sharpened and honed.
    • It's never too early to start sharpening the insults and perfecting the ad hominem attacks.
    • I have a feeling he's sharpening his pencil and pulling out the classified ads right about now.
    • If you're still with me, be prepared to sharpen both your pencils and your little gray cells.
    • He sharpens them and uses them as deadly weapons.
  • 2

    (make keener)
    (feeling/interest) agudizar
    (feeling/interest) avivar
    (appetite) abrir
  • 3British

    Music
    sharp