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dress up meaning and definition

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Definition of dress up (verb)

  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
  2. make something appear superficially attractive
    • "The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"; "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"
    • synonyms: window-dress
  3. put a caparison on
  4. dress in a costume
    • "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
    • synonyms: costume
  5. dress in a certain manner
    • "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
    • synonyms: dress
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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