top-dress

verb
\ˈtäp-ˌdres \
top-dressed; top-dressing; top-dresses

Definition of top-dress 

transitive verb

: to apply material to (something, such as land or a road) without working it in especially : to scatter fertilizer over (land)

First Known Use of top-dress

1733, in the meaning defined above

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