nail polish

(BrE also nail varnish) noun
black, pink, etc.
have on, wear

She wore red nail polish.

apply, put on
remove, take off

a bottle of nail-polish remover

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • nail polish — nail .polish also nail .varnish BrE n [U] coloured or transparent liquid which you paint on your nails to make them look attractive ▪ pink nail polish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nail polish — (also nail varnish) ► NOUN ▪ a glossy coloured substance applied to the fingernails or toenails …   English terms dictionary

  • nail polish — nail ,polish noun uncount a shiny, usually colored liquid that women put on their nails …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nail polish — n. a kind of lacquer, usually colored, applied to the fingernails or toenails as a cosmetic …   English World dictionary

  • Nail polish — Chanel nail polish Nail polish is a lacquer applied to toenails and or fingernails for appearance, and also as nail protection. It usually comes in different colors. Contents 1 Hist …   Wikipedia

  • nail polish — noun a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny • Syn: ↑nail enamel, ↑nail varnish • Hypernyms: ↑cosmetic, ↑enamel * * * noun [noncount] : a liquid that is used to paint fingernails and …   Useful english dictionary

  • nail polish — [[t]ne͟ɪl pɒlɪʃ[/t]] nail polishes N MASS Nail polish is a thick liquid that women paint on their nails. Syn: nail varnish …   English dictionary

  • nail polish — also nail e.nam.el coloured or transparent liquid which is painted on women s fingernails or toenails to make them look attractive: pink nail polish …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nail polish — nail′ pol ish n. clo a polish of quick drying lacquer, often colored, used to paint the fingernails or toenails Also called nail′ enam el. Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • nail polish — /ˈneɪl pɒlɪʃ/ (say nayl polish) noun a varnish, either colourless or of varying shades, used to colour finger and toe nails. Also, nail varnish …   Australian English dictionary

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