deliberate; to polish

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磋商 磋商 cuo1 shang1
to consult; to discuss seriously; to negotiate; to confer; negotiations; consultations

切磋 切磋 qie1 cuo1
to compare notes; to learn by interaction

切磋琢磨 切磋琢磨 qie1 cuo1 zhuo2 mo2
gradual improvement by slow polishing (idiom); fig. education as a gradual process