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dress up

verb

Definition of dress up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make more attractive, glamorous, or fancy <dress up a plain dessert with a rich chocolate sauce>

  3. 2 a :  to attire in best or formal clothes b :  to attire in clothes suited to a particular role

  4. 3 :  to present in the most attractive or impressive light <a fiasco dressed up as a triumph>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to get dressed up



Examples of dress up in a sentence

  1. <we always like to dress up when going to parties>

  2. <the war was a fiasco that the administration tried to dress up as a triumph>



1635

First Known Use of dress up

1635



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