look sharp

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Verb1.look sharp - act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
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أسْرِع حالا! إسْتَعْجِل
pospíšit si
lad det gå lidt hurtigt
vera snöggur
acele etmekçabuk olmak


(ʃaːp) adjective
1. having a thin edge that can cut or a point that can pierce. a sharp knife.
2. (of pictures, outlines etc) clear and distinct. the sharp outline of the mountain.
3. (of changes in direction) sudden and quick. a sharp left turn.
4. (of pain etc) keen, acute or intense. He gets a sharp pain after eating.
5. (often with with) severe. Don't be so sharp with the child!; She got a sharp reproach from me.
6. alert. Dogs have sharp ears.
7. shrill and sudden. a sharp cry.
8. of a musical note, raised a semitone; too high in pitch. F sharp; That last note was sharp.
1. punctually. Come at six (o'clock) sharp.
2. with an abrupt change of direction. Turn sharp left here.
3. at too high a pitch. You're singing sharp.
1. a sharp note. sharps and flats.
2. a sign (#) to show that a note is to be raised a semitone.
ˈsharpen verb
to make or grow sharp. He sharpened his pencil.
ˈsharpener noun
an instrument for sharpening. a pencil-sharpener.
ˈsharply adverb
in a sharp manner. a sharply-pointed piece of glass; The road turned sharply to the left; He rebuked her sharply.
ˈsharpness noun
sharp practice
dishonesty or cheating.
ˌsharp-ˈwitted adjective
intelligent and alert. a sharp-witted boy.
look sharp
to be quick or to hurry. Bring me the books and look sharp (about it)!
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References in classic literature ?
What was all this though--even all this--to the extraordinary dissipation that ensued, when Kit, walking into an oyster-shop as bold as if he lived there, and not so much as looking at the counter or the man behind it, led his party into a box--a private box, fitted up with red curtains, white table-cloth, and cruet- stand complete--and ordered a fierce gentleman with whiskers, who acted as waiter and called him, him Christopher Nubbles, 'sir,' to bring three dozen of his largest-sized oysters, and to look sharp about it!
Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them both look sharp, forsooth.
Look sharp for old Bounderby, Loo!' Tom remonstrated.
"I tell 'm plenty fella white marster look sharp eye belong him.
"Look sharp! Look sharp!" several voices repeated around him.
Jim liked that notion; but he said I must go in the dark and look sharp. Then he studied it over and said, couldn't I put on some of them old things and dress up like a girl?
"If you don't look sharp, you'll have your topgallant yards through the windows of that 'ere warehouse presently!" This was the only cause of his interest in the ship's beautiful spars.