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v. prinked, prink·ing, prinks
To adorn (oneself) in a showy manner.
To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care or vanity; primp.
[Probably alteration of prank.]
1. to dress (oneself, etc) finely; deck out
2. (intr) to preen oneself
[C16: probably changed from prank2 (to adorn, decorate)]
1. to deck or dress for show.v.i.
2. to deck oneself out.
3. to fuss over one's dress, esp. before the mirror.
[1570–80; appar. akin to prank2]
Past participle: prinked
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|Verb||1.||prink - dress very carefully and in a finicky manner|
|2.||prink - 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"|
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, get up
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
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
A. VT → acicalar
B. VI → acicalarse