HyperDic: spruce_up

English > 2 senses of the expression spruce up:
VERBchangespruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff upmake neat, smart, or trim
bodyspruce up, spruce, slick up, smarten updress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
English > spruce up: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake neat, smart, or trim.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Spruce up your house for Spring"
Synonymsspruce, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, 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 > spruce up: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningDress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsspruce, slick up, smarten up
Broadergroom, neatencare for one's external appearance
Spanisharreglarse, ataviarse
Catalanabillar-se, empolainar-se

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