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Definition of "dress up" [dress up]

  • To wear fancy dress. (verb)
  • To wear a costume. (verb)
  • To decorate; to prettify. (verb)
  • To present in a favorable light. (verb)

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Use "dress up" in a sentence
  • "We made sure the boat was stocked with plenty of toys for all levels, from show-offs (a wake board) to spazzes (that blow-up thing anyone can hang on to), and brought our own cushions to dress up the speedboat a touch, and waterproof cameras to capture the spills and thrills."
  • "To dress up the popcorn-mix up a punch bowl of Oscar ambrosia-butter-laced popcorn tossed with chocolates and dusted with edible gold leaf."
  • "I wear sexy lingerie and dress up in costumesmaid, nurse, you name it."