from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. attend; be alert.
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- v. act or move at high speed
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One's got to look sharp these days to see breakfast's done proper and the rooms cleaned and so forth.
However I'm getting strong fast and Conscripts& Deserters will have to look sharp I am glad you had Ralph and the Genl with you at Christmas (mine was spent in bed); and very sorry to hear that Hattie was so sick with cold and Neuralgia.
“But look sharp — here are two what’s-his-names in the act of starting!”