- Sharply Sharp"ly, adv.
In a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely.
The soldiers were sharply assailed with wants. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]
You contract your eye when you would see sharply. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
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sharply — sharp sharp [ʆɑːp ǁ ʆɑːrp] adjective a sharp increase, fall etc is very sudden and very big: • a sharp rise in interest rates • Unemployment generally brings a sharp fall in income. • The group reported a sharp decline in full year profits.… … Financial and business terms
sharply — adverb 1 SPEAK/LOOK in a severe and disapproving way: “What do you mean by that?” Paul asked sharply. | I glanced at her sharply, but said nothing. | sharply critical (=very critical and disapproving) 2 CHANGE if something rises, falls etc… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
sharply — sharp|ly W3 [ˈʃa:pli US ˈʃa:r ] adv 1.) suddenly and by a large amount ▪ Prices have risen sharply over the last few months. ▪ His politics have moved sharply to the right. 2.) in a disapproving or unfriendly way ▪ What do you mean by that? Paul… … Dictionary of contemporary English
sharply — sharp|ly [ ʃarpli ] adverb ** 1. ) suddenly and by a large amount: Interest rates have fallen sharply over the last few weeks. 2. ) in a severe way: The government has been sharply criticized for human rights violations. 3. ) in a way that makes… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
sharply */*/ — UK [ˈʃɑː(r)plɪ] / US [ˈʃɑrplɪ] adverb 1) suddenly and by a large amount Interest rates have fallen sharply over the last few weeks. 2) in a severe way The government has been sharply criticized for human rights violations. 3) in a way that makes… … English dictionary
sharply — adverb 1. in an aggressive manner (Freq. 14) she was being sharply questioned • Syn: ↑aggressively • Derived from adjective: ↑aggressive (for: ↑aggressively) 2 … Useful english dictionary
sharply — adv. Sharply is used with these adjectives: ↑critical, ↑limited, ↑polarized, ↑silhouetted Sharply is used with these verbs: ↑accelerate, ↑ask, ↑brake, ↑climb, ↑contrast, ↑criticize, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
Sharply — Recorded as Sharple, Sharpley and sometimes Sharply, this is an English surname. It is locational, and presumably from some place whose name is represented by the surname spelling. However no such place has been found, or anything quite like it.… … Surnames reference
sharply — / ʃɑ:pli/ adverb suddenly ● Shares dipped sharply in yesterday’s trading … Dictionary of banking and finance
sharply — sharp ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a cutting or piercing edge or point. 2) tapering to a point or edge. 3) sudden and marked: a sharp increase. 4) making a sudden change of direction. 5) clearly defined. 6) producing a sudden, piercing sensation or… … English terms dictionary