top–dress

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verb \ˈtäp-ˌdres\

Definition of top–dress

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to apply material to (something, such as land or a road) without working it in; especially :  to scatter fertilizer over (land)

1733

First Known Use of top–dress

1733

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