do up (1) Informal
Meaning: If you do up an old building, car, boat, etc., you make it look new again by repairing it, painting it, and so on.Synonym: restore, renovate
- do sth up Mike makes money by buying old houses and then doing them up and selling them.
- do up sth Uncle Bill likes to do up old cars and make them look as good as new.
do up (1): house, apartment, room, car, motorbike, boat
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
They're going to do up their apartment, so they're getting