refine

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈfaɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈfaɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri fīn)


Inflections of 'refine' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
refines
v 3rd person singular
refining
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
refined
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
refined
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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refine

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. refine [oil, sugar, gem stones]
  2. refine [oil] by [heating, boiling, filtering]
  3. refined for [retail, consumption, bottling]
  4. refine your [search, criteria, options]
  5. refine your [strategy, tactics, methods, estimates]
  6. refine [strategies] to [win, create, ensure, enable]
  7. refine your [skills, abilities, process]
  8. refine her [theory, concept, notion]
  9. refine your [words, handwriting, style of writing]
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