sharp


sharp
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.

— sharply adverb :

• During that month, the share price fell sharply.

• House prices have risen sharply over the past year.

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sharp UK US /ʃɑːp/ adjective
a sharp change is sudden and very noticeable: a sharp rise/increase in sth »

Analysts expect a sharp rise in core inflation to 2.7%.

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The decision is likely to mean a sharp increase in regulatory fees paid by companies registered as sponsors.

a sharp drop/decline/fall in sth »

There has been a sharp decline in the standard of living.

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Builders faced a sharp drop in construction spending in November.

showing intelligence and excellent judgement: »

The two are very sharp businessmen who have seen their property business move from handling small-scale office developments to schemes totaling €800 million.

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She is known in the media as a sharp and incisive thinker.

sharp language is severe and angry: »

The CEO's proposals came in for some sharp criticism.

be sharp with sb »

He was sharp with me when I asked him to help.

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Gomez's business practices came under sharp attack at the Senate hearing.

in sharp contrast (to sth) — Cf. in sharp contrast to sth

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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