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dress

 (drĕs)
v. dressed, dress·ing, dress·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To put clothes on; clothe.
b. To furnish with clothing.
2. To decorate or adorn: dress a Christmas tree.
3. To garnish: dressed the side dish with parsley.
4. To arrange a display in: dress a store window.
5. To arrange (troops) in ranks; align.
6. To apply medication, bandages, or other therapeutic materials to (a wound).
7. To arrange and groom (the hair), as by styling, combing, or washing.
8. To groom (an animal); curry.
9.
a. To fertilize (land or plants).
b. Archaic To cultivate (land or plants).
10. To clean (fish or fowl) for cooking or sale.
11.
a. To put a finish on (stone or wood, for example).
b. To tan or prepare (a hide) in leather-making.
v.intr.
1. To put on clothes.
2. To wear clothes of a certain kind or style: dresses casually.
3. To wear formal clothes: dress for dinner.
4. To get into proper alignment with others: The troops dressed on the squad leader.
n.
1. Clothing; apparel.
2. A style of clothing: folk dancers in peasant dress.
3. A one-piece outer garment consisting of a skirt and bodice.
4. Outer covering or appearance; guise: an ancient ritual in modern dress.
adj.
1. Suitable for formal occasions: dress shoes.
2. Requiring formal clothes: a dress dinner.
Phrasal Verbs:
dress down
1. To scold; reprimand: I was dressed down by the teacher for lateness.
2. To wear informal clothes, befitting an occasion or location: Many employees dress down on Fridays.
dress up
1. To wear a costume or style of clothing, especially formal attire: They dressed up for the prom. The children dress up on Halloween.
2. To improve the outward appearance of: The new curtains dressed up the room. She dressed up the speech with famous quotations.
Idiom:
dress ship Nautical
To display the ensign, signal flags, and bunting on a ship.

[Middle English dressen, to arrange, put on clothing, from Old French drecier, to arrange, from Vulgar Latin *dīrēctiāre, from Latin dīrēctus, past participle of dīrigere, to direct; see direct.]

dress up

vb (adverb)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) to attire (oneself or another) in one's best clothes
2. (Clothing & Fashion) to put fancy dress, disguise, etc, on (oneself or another), as in children's games: let's dress up as ghosts!.
3. (tr) to improve the appearance or impression of: it's no good trying to dress up the facts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dress up - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractivedress up - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
primp, preen, dress, plume - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
prank - dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
tart up - dress up in a cheap and provocative way
dress, dress up - dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
enrobe - adorn with a robe
dizen, bedizen - dress up garishly and tastelessly
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
costume, dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
dress down, underdress - dress informally and casually; "On Fridays, employees can underdress"
2.dress up - make something appear superficially attractive; "The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"; "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful
3.dress up - put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
4.dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, overdress, prink, get up - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
5.dress up - dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, overdress, prink, get up - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
vest - clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

dress

verb
1. To put clothes on:
Informal: tog.
2. To furnish with decorations.Also used with up:
3. To apply therapeutic materials to (a wound):
4. To prepare (soil) for the planting and raising of crops:
phrasal verb
dress down
To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
phrasal verb
dress up
To dress in formal or special clothing:
Informal: trick out (or up).
Slang: doll up.
noun
1. Articles worn to cover the body:
apparel, attire, clothes, clothing, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment.
Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural).
Slang: thread (used in plural).
2. A set or style of clothing:
costume, garb, guise, habiliment (often used in plural), outfit, turnout.
Informal: getup, rig.
3. A one-piece skirted outer garment for women and children:
Translations
nastrojit sepřestrojit sepřevléci se
klæde sig udtage pænt tøj på
pukeutua hienosti
urediti se
felöltözik
klæîa sig upp, klæîast grímubúningi
盛装する
잘 차려입다
preobliecť sa za
klä ut (sig)
แต่งตัวอย่างสวยงาม
süslenmekgiyinip kuşanmak
ăn diện

w>dress up

vi
(in smart clothes) → sich fein machen, sich schön anziehen
(in fancy dress) → sich verkleiden; he came dressed up as Santa Clauser kam als Weihnachtsmann (verkleidet); to dress up as a piratesich als Pirat verkleiden
vt sep
(= disguise)verkleiden; it’s just his old plan dressed up in a new waydas ist bloß sein alter Plan in einem neuen Gewand
(= smarten) personherausputzen; dress yourself up a bit!mach dich ein bisschen schön!

dress

(dres) verb
1. to put clothes or a covering on. We dressed in a hurry and my wife dressed the children.
2. to prepare (food etc) to be eaten. She dressed a salad.
3. to treat and bandage (wounds). He was sent home from hospital after his burns had been dressed.
noun
1. what one is wearing or dressed in. He has strange tastes in dress.
2. a piece of women's clothing with a top and skirt in one piece. Shall I wear a dress or a blouse and skirt?
dressed adjective
wearing (clothes). Don't come in – I'm not dressed!; She was dressed in black; Get dressed immediately; a well-dressed man.
ˈdresser noun
1. a kitchen sideboard for holding dishes.
2. (American) a chest of drawers for holding clothes sometimes with a mirror.
ˈdressing noun
1. something put on as a covering. We gave the rose-bed a dressing of manure.
2. a sauce added especially to salads. oil and vinegar dressing.
3. a bandage etc used to dress a wound. He changed the patient's dressing.
ˈdressing-gown noun
a loose garment worn over pyjamas etc.
ˈdressing-room noun
a room (in a theatre etc) for actors etc to change in.
ˈdressing-table noun
a table in a bedroom with a mirror and drawers.
ˈdressmaker noun
a person who makes clothes for women.
dress rehearsal
a full rehearsal of a play etc with costumes etc.
dress up
to put on special clothes, eg fancy dress. He dressed up as a clown for the party.

dress up

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