HyperDic: smarten_up

English > 2 senses of the expression smarten up:
VERBchangesmarten up, spruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, slick up, spiff upmake neat, smart, or trim
bodysmarten up, spruce up, spruce, slick updress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
English > smarten up: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake neat, smart, or trim.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsspruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, slick up, spiff up
Broaderfancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
Spanishacicalar, adornar, arreglar, ataviarse, ataviar, atildar, componer, emperejilar, emperifollar, engalanar
Catalanabillar-se, arreglar-se, arreglar, empolainar-se
English > smarten up: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningDress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsspruce up, spruce, slick up
Broadergroom, neatencare for one's external appearance
Spanisharreglarse, ataviarse
Catalanabillar-se, empolainar-se

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