sharply

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɑːrpli/


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sharply

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. a sharply pointed [edge, tail, sword]
  2. a sharply defined [line, edge, border]
  3. the [line] is sharply defined]
  4. has a sharply defined [jaw, mouth]
  5. sharply [arched, angled] [structures, buildings, circuits]
  6. [focus, concentrate] sharply on the [matter at hand, road]
  7. is sharply focused on
  8. a sharply focused [camera, lens, objective]
  9. the [photo, image] is sharply in focus
  10. [walked, turned] sharply out (of) the room
  11. [ran, headed] sharply for the [door, exit]
  12. drove sharply [out of, away from, towards]
  13. took the [bend, curve, corner] too sharply
  14. [swerved, turned, lurched] sharply to the [right, left]
  15. [sales, profits, crime] [rose, fell, climbed] sharply
  16. [rose] sharply [this quarter, last year, in December]
  17. is [increasing, decreasing, falling] sharply
  18. can be sharply [acidic, bitter, sour]
  19. [has been, was] sharply criticized for
  20. sharply criticized the [idea, book, movie, plan]
  21. [answered, snapped at, yelled at] her sharply
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