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dress up


verb
1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive (Freq. 5)
- She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
- The young girls were all fancied up for the party
Syn:
overdress, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up,
fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire,
get up, rig out, tog up, tog out
Ant:
dress down, underdress (for: overdress)
See Also:
dress
Derivationally related forms:
rigout (for: rig out), getup (for: get up), attire (for: attire)
Hypernyms:
dress, get dressed
Hyponyms:
preen, primp, plume, dress, prank,
tart up, enrobe, bedizen, dizen
Verb Group:
dress, costume
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s (for: overdress)
2. make something appear superficially attractive (Freq. 1)
- The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data
- Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth
Syn:
window-dress
Hypernyms:
fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
3. put a caparison on
- caparison the horses for the festive occasion
Syn:
caparison, bard, barde
Derivationally related forms:
bard (for: bard), caparison (for: caparison)
Hypernyms:
decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
4. dress in a certain manner
- She dresses in the latest Paris fashion
- he dressed up in a suit and tie
Syn:
dress
Derivationally related forms:
dress (for: dress), dresser (for: dress)
Hypernyms:
dress, get dressed
Hyponyms:
vest
Verb Group:
overdress, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up,
fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire,
get up, rig out, tog up, tog out, dress, get dressed
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
5. dress in a costume
- We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins
Syn:
costume
Derivationally related forms:
costume (for: costume)
Hypernyms:
dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment,
tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel
Verb Group:
overdress, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up,
fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire,
get up, rig out, tog up, tog out
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody


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