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. 2a :  to attire in best or formal clothesb :  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

First Known Use of dress up

1635



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