If something is sharp, it has a blade, an edge, or a point that can cut, slice, or puncture.

  • Most knives are sharp. (The plural form for "knife" is "knives.")
  • Razor blades are very sharp.
  • A pair of scissors must be sharp in order to cut things.
  • Broken glass has sharp edges that can hurt a person who steps on it.
  • Sharp nails and tacks puncture things that are soft or inflated.

sharp knife

A sharp knife is an essential item in a kitchen.

There are other things that we say are sharp.

  • A person who has a sharp mind is very smart.
  • A person with a sharp tongue is witty and says things that are intelligent.
  • A sharp remark or a sharp reply might be short yet forceful.
  • A man can look sharp in a nice suit.
  • A car can make a sharp turn to the left or the right.

The word "sharply" is an adverb:

  • A car traveling at a high speed can flip over if if turns too sharply to the left or right.
  • A person sharply dressed stands out in a crowd.
  • A mind sharply focused on a goal can achieve it.

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Published on October 5, 2018.