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spruce


I - noun
1. light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees;
used especially for timbers and millwork
Hypernyms:
wood
2. any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
Hypernyms:
conifer, coniferous tree
Hyponyms:
Norway spruce, Picea abies, weeping spruce, Brewer's spruce, Picea breweriana,
Engelmann spruce, Engelmann's spruce, Picea engelmannii, white spruce, Picea glauca, black spruce,
Picea mariana, spruce pine, Siberian spruce, Picea obovata, Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis,
oriental spruce, Picea orientalis, Colorado spruce, Colorado blue spruce, silver spruce, Picea pungens,
red spruce, eastern spruce, yellow spruce, Picea rubens
Member Holonyms:
Picea, genus Picea

II - verb
1. make neat, smart, or trim
- Spruce up your house for Spring
- titivate the child
Syn:
spruce up, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up
Derivationally related forms:
tittivation (for: tittivate), titivation (for: titivate)
Hypernyms:
fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
- He spruced up for the party
Syn:
spruce up, slick up, smarten up
Hypernyms:
groom, neaten
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody

III - adjective
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
- a dapper young man
- a jaunty red hat
Syn:
dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish,
rakish, spiffy, snappy
Similar to:
fashionable, stylish
Derivationally related forms:
spruceness, rakishness (for: rakish), nattiness (for: natty), jauntiness (for: jaunty), dapperness (for: dapper)

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