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pulir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (dar brillo)polish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  shine vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Me gusta mucho usar este producto porque pule la madera.
pulir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (suavizar: superficies)smoothen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  file vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (with sand paper)sand vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ahora tengo que pulir esas sillas que están ahí y luego voy a barnizarlas.
pulir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (perfeccionar)perfect, finalise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put the final touches to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  improve vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Tengo que pulir este trabajo antes de entregárselo al profesor.
pulirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (persona: mejorar)improve viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Realmente te puliste, Guillermo. Este trabajo está perfecto.
pulirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (educarse) (formal)become refined, become polished v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Lleva tres años en la ciudad y se nota que se ha pulido.
pulirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). España, coloquial (acabarse: comida, dinero) (slang)polish off vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  finish off vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Se ha pulido él solito el plato de jamón ibérico. Se ha pulido el dinero de todo el mes en una semana.
 * She polished off two huge servings of macaroni and cheese.
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