sharp+practice

  • 1sharp practice — index artifice, knavery, maneuver (trick), misdoing, pettifoggery, ruse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 2sharp practice — ➔ practice * * * sharp practice UK US noun [U] UK COMMERCE ► a way of behaving in business that is dishonest but not illegal: »The building industry brought in rules to protect customers from sharp practice. »The penalties for sharp practice in… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3Sharp practice — Sharp Sharp, a. [Compar. {Sharper}; superl. {Sharpest}.] [OE. sharp, scharp, scarp, AS. scearp; akin to OS. skarp, LG. scharp, D. scherp, G. scharf, Dan. & Sw. skarp, Icel. skarpr. Cf. {Escarp}, {Scrape}, {Scorpion}.] 1. Having a very thin edge… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4sharp practice — noun uncount OLD FASHIONED dishonest business activities …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5sharp practice — ► NOUN ▪ dishonest or barely honest dealings …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6sharp practice — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) You can use sharp practice to refer to an action or a way of behaving, especially in business or professional matters, that you think is clever but dishonest. He accused some solicitors of sharp practice in quoting low… …

    English dictionary

  • 7sharp practice —    Trying to achieve something by using underhand, deceitful or dishonourable means, that are barely within the law, is called sharp practice.     That company is under investigation for sharp practice so it s better to avoid dealing with them …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 8sharp practice — noun Commercial activity that is possibly dishonest while not actually being illegal. The typical political sharp practice of manipulating history to suit the current agenda. Syn: bad faith …

    Wiktionary

  • 9sharp practice — noun : dealing in which advantage is taken or sought unscrupulously; also : a particular piece of or custom involving such dealing determined to put down sharp practices in his department …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10sharp practice — noun Date: 1836 the act of dealing in which advantage is taken or sought unscrupulously …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11sharp practice — dubious business, questionable business …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12sharp practice — noun dishonest or barely honest dealings …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13sharp practice — UK / US noun [uncountable] old fashioned dishonest business activities …

    English dictionary

  • 14sharp practice — /ʃɑ:p præktɪs/ noun a way of doing business which is not honest, but is not illegal …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 15practice — prac‧tice [ˈprækts] noun 1. [uncountable] the work done by a particular profession, especially lawyers or doctors who are working for themselves rather than a public organization: • Mr. Barr returned to private law practice in the mid 1990s. •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16Sharp — Sharp, a. [Compar. {Sharper}; superl. {Sharpest}.] [OE. sharp, scharp, scarp, AS. scearp; akin to OS. skarp, LG. scharp, D. scherp, G. scharf, Dan. & Sw. skarp, Icel. skarpr. Cf. {Escarp}, {Scrape}, {Scorpion}.] 1. Having a very thin edge or fine …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17sharp — sharp1 W2S3 [ʃa:p US ʃa:rp] adj comparative sharper superlative sharpest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(able to cut easily)¦ 2¦(turn)¦ 3¦(increase/change)¦ 4¦(difference)¦ 5¦(pain/feelings)¦ 6¦(disapproving)¦ 7¦(intelligent)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18sharp — 1 adjective 1 ABLE TO CUT having a very thin edge or point that can cut things easily: Peel the apples using a sharp knife. | The metal was jagged with lots of sharp edges. | razor sharp (=very sharp) opposite blunt 1 (1) 2 SOUNDS loud, short,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19sharp — sharply, adv. sharpness, n. /shahrp/, adj., sharper, sharpest, v., adv., n. adj. 1. having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife. 2. terminating in an edge or point; not blunt or rounded: The… …

    Universalium

  • 20sharp — [[t]ʃɑrp[/t]] adj. sharp•er, sharp•est, v. adv. n. 1) having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife[/ex] 2) terminating in an edge or point; not blunt or rounded: sharp corners[/ex] 3) involving… …

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