smarten up

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Verb1.smarten up - make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful
2.smarten up - dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; "He spruced up for the party"
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
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TRACEY NEVILLE warned her Roses to "smarten up" despite their win sending them into the World Cup semi-final.
The company's widely-used search engine, Gmail, maps, Chrome web browser and other services have yielded a fountain of data the company has used to smarten up its software and offerings.
And there was anger amongst taxi drivers over an instruction to 'smarten up' for pick-ups from John Lennon airport.
SCRUFFY teachers have been ordered to smarten up - after being put to shame by their pupils.
BEN Turner admits Coventry City need to smarten up and get more match savvy if they want to achieve their automatic promotion ambitions this season.
IN-FORM winger Jermaine McGillvary (above) knows the Giants need to smarten up their act if they are to achieve their major Super League XX objectives.
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POLICE will smarten up for the Queen's visit to Parliament - by ditching their new uniforms.
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GUS POYET has told Sunderland to smarten up - and produce 90 minutes of consistent football.
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Abu Dhabi grocery shops have less than two months to smarten up their act or face closure.