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do up

verb

Definition of do up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prepare (as by cleaning or repairing) for wear or use <do up a shirt>

  3. 2 a :  to wrap up <do up a package> b :  put up, can

  4. 3 a :  to deck out :  clothe b :  to furnish with something ornamental :  decorate

  5. 4 :  exhaust, wear out

  6. 5 :  fasten



Examples of do up in a sentence

  1. <the whole house had been done up for Halloween>

  2. <on Wild West Day some of the women came to the office done up as showgirls, while the men were mostly outlaws>



1666

First Known Use of do up

1666


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