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Spruced up   /sprust əp/   Listen
Spruced up

adjective
1.
Dressed in fancy or formal clothing.  Synonyms: dolled up, dressed, dressed-up, dressed to kill, dressed to the nines, spiffed up, togged up.






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"Spruced up" Quotes from Famous Books



... Katherine's secluded residence; she turned up her pretty little nose at the smallness of the cottage and its general homeliness; she evinced an unfriendly spirit toward Miss Payne, who was perfectly unmoved thereby; and when the boys, well washed and spruced up, approached her, not too eagerly, she scarcely noticed them. This, of course, reacted on the little fellows, who showed a decided inclination to ...
— A Crooked Path - A Novel • Mrs. Alexander



Words linked to "Spruced up" :   clothed, clad



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