doll up

dolled up; dolling up; dolls up

Definition of doll up

transitive verb

1 : to dress elegantly or extravagantly
2 : to make more attractive (as by decorating)

intransitive verb

: to get dolled up

Examples of doll up in a Sentence

if you were to doll up those Shaker-style rooms, you'd ruin their simple elegance got all dolled up for the party
Recent Examples on the Web Not everyone is thrilled by Dancoisne-Martineau's efforts to doll up the sites however. Julia Buckley, CNN, 5 May 2021 To doll up that campfire treat, Dieguez recommended adding a strawberry or roasting some sugary marshmallow Peeps. René A. Guzman,, 11 May 2020 Pushing her to get dolled up daily just isn’t going to win you any points right now. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, 10 May 2020 Even fries are special at Attagirl, thin and crisp and dolled up with garlic-thyme butter and herbs or just dusted with salt and pepper. Mike Sutter,, 27 Feb. 2020 Tarte Cosmetics: Get dolled up with up to 70% off marked down makeup with promo code SALE. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, 27 Dec. 2019 The vainest city honor belonged to the Big Apple where New Yorkers spend an average of 38 minutes dolling up. Johnny Diaz,, 29 Aug. 2019 Premature babies in a North Carolina hospital are getting dolled up for Halloween, thanks to a nurse who put her crochet talents to good use. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 31 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of doll up

1906, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Doll up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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