Definition of spruce up
- We spruced up the room with a fresh coat of paint.
- I need to spruce myself up a bit before we go out to dinner.
: to make spruce
: to make oneself spruce
: neat or smart in appearance : trim
: any of a genus (Picea) of evergreen trees of the pine family with a conical head of dense foliage, flat or 4-sided needles, pendulous cones, and soft light wood
: any of several coniferous trees (such as Douglas fir) of similar habit
: the wood of a spruce
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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