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doll

 (dŏl)
n.
1. A figure having the likeness of a human, especially one used as a child's toy.
2. Slang
a. A person considered to be physically attractive.
b. A woman.
c. A helpful or obliging person: What a doll you've been in this crisis!
d. Used as a term of endearment.
Phrasal Verb:
doll up Slang
1. To dress oneself smartly and often ostentatiously, especially for a special occasion.
2. To add embellishing details to in order to make much more attractive.

[From Doll, nickname for Dorothy.]
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doll up

vb
(Clothing & Fashion) (tr, adverb) slang to adorn or dress (oneself or another, esp a child) in a stylish or showy manner
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.doll up - use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.; "She dolled herself up for the night out with her friends"
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
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doll

noun
Slang. A person regarded as physically attractive:
beauty, belle (used of a woman), lovely, stunner.
Slang: babe, hunk (used of a man), knockout, looker, stud (used of a man).
phrasal verb
doll up
Slang. To dress in formal or special clothing:
Informal: trick out (or up).
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Translations

w>doll up

vt sep (inf)herausputzen; to doll oneself up, to get dolled upsich aufdonnern (inf); she was dolled up for the partysie war für die Party aufgedonnert (inf)
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