HyperDic: dress_up

English > 5 senses of the expression dress up:
VERBbodydress up, 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 output on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
changedress up, window-dressmake something appear superficially attractive
creationdress up, caparison, bard, bardeput a caparison on
bodydress up, costumedress in a costume
bodydress up, dressdress in a certain manner
English > dress up: 5 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningPut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsoverdress, 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
Narrowerbedizen, dizendress up garishly and tastelessly
enrobeadorn with a robe / robe
prankdress up showily
preen, primp, plume, dressDress or groom with elaborate care
tart updress up in a cheap and provocative way
Broaderdress, get dressedPut on clothes
See alsodressput on clothes
Oppositedress down, underdressDress informally and casually
Similar tocostume, dress upDress in a costume
dress, dress upDress in a certain manner
Spanisharreglarse, ataviarse, ataviar
Catalanarreglar-se, empolainar-se, vestir-se
English > dress up: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake something appear superficially attractive.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"
  • "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"
Synonymwindow-dress
Broaderfancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
Spanishengalanar
Catalanengalanar
English > dress up: 5 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningput a caparison on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscaparison, bard, barde
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Spanishengualdrapar
English > dress up: 5 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningDress in a costume.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymcostume
Broaderdress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelProvide with clothes or put clothes on
Similar tooverdress, dress up, 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 outPut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Spanishdisfrazar
Catalandisfressar-se
English > dress up: 5 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningDress in a certain manner.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymdress
Narrowervestclothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
Broaderdress, get dressedPut on clothes
Similar todress, get dressedPut on clothes
overdress, dress up, 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 outPut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Spanishvestir
Catalanvestir

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