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Polish (a motor vehicle)‘you'll never know how beautiful you can make your car look until you Simonize it’
- ‘Later he decides to enter the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, on the advice of the man whose car he has simonized.’
- ‘Our exterior detailing service consists of power washing, compounding, glazing and simonizing the paint, cleaning the rims, dressing the tires and rubber trim, polishing the chrome, degreasing the engine, and cleaning the glass.’
1930s: Simoniz, the proprietary name of a type of polish, + -ize.
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