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I - noun
1. light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees;
used especially for timbers and millwork
2. any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
conifer, coniferous tree
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
spruce up, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up
Derivationally related forms:
tittivation (for: tittivate), titivation (for: titivate)
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
spruce up, slick up, smarten up
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
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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