sharpen, v. put an edge on, make keen, acuminate; point, tip, hone, strop, whet, file, grind, taper,
sharper, n. swindler, highbinder, cheat, cheater, fraud, defrauder, confidence man, SI. con man, sharpie. See - swindler.
sharp-sighted, adj. all-observant, vigilant, watchful, wary; wide-awake, broad-awake, wakeful; on the lookout, on the qui vive; circumspect, prudent, alert; lynx-eyed, Argus-eyed, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, gimleteyed, ferret-eyed; keensighted, quick-sighted,
sharp-witted, adj. shrewd, quick-witted, keen, acute, astute, Scot. and North Eng. gleg; intelligent, critical, discerning, discriminating, perspicacious, brainy, hard-headed, long-headed, farsighted, penetrating, thoughtful; sagacious, judicious, prudent, wise, sensible, knowing, comprehending, imaginative; alert, wide-awake; brilliant, luminous, bright; smart, clever, foxy, crafty, cunning, calculating, sharp as a tack, SI. on the ball, Inf. crack, SI. crackerjack, Inf. whiz-bang, Brit. Si. whizzo.
shatter, v. 1. break, break into pieces, smash, Si. smash to smithereens, Si. bust, crash; split, crack, fracture, fragmentize, splinter, shiver.
2. damage, impair, weaken, injure, harm, hurt, do damage to; crush, beat down, drive to one's knees; destroy, demolish, wreck, dash, ruin, Si. total, devastate, wipe out.
3. (all of ideas or opinions) weaken, undermine; refute, confute, disprove, rebut, prove wrong.
shave, v. 1. poll, cut off, shear, fleece, remove, retrench; cut away, scrape away, scale, peel, pare, whittle, cut or trim down to size; mow, trim, snip off, clip, crop, lop off, dock, prune, cut back.
2. scrape, graze, brush, touch, rub.
-n. 3. shaving, thin slice, paring, peeling, sliver, shive, piece, bit; scrap, remnant, shred, snip, snippet, cutting; splinter, flake, scale, fragment, shard,
shear, v. 1. cut, shave, fleece, poll, cut off, remove, retrench; trim, clip, snip off, shingle, crop, cut back, lop off, dock, prune.
shear of strip, deprive, divest, remove, take away, relieve of.
3. shears large scissors, sewing shears, kitchen shears, pinking shears; clippers, cutters, pruners.
sheath, n. scabbard, case, casing, encasement, cover, covering, sheathing; envelope, wrapper, wrapping, Pharm. capsule, encapsulation; integument, tegument, outer layer, Biol, investment; skin, rind, peel, shell, husk, hull, shuck,
sheathe, v. scabbard, sheath, invaginate, reinsert, put back or away; case, enclose, encase, encapsule, encapsulate; cover, wrap, enwrap, envelop, enfold, swathe, enswathe.
shed1, n. lean-to, shack, outhouse, shanty, hut, hutch, cote; hovel, sty, pen, stable, barn; booth, stall; garage, hangar; shelter, building, structure; annex, ad
shed2, v. 1. pour forth, surge out, stream out, let flow, spill; discharge, exude, impart, release, let fall, give forth, send forth, cast forth; emit, emanate, shine forth, radiate, effuse, spread, dispel, scatter, strew, bestrew, disseminate.