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dress up

Meaning: If you dress up, you put on formal clothes for a special occasion.

For example:

  • dress up It's fun to watch the Oscars and see all the movie stars dress up for the biggest night of their year.

  • dress up in When American women dress up they usually wear a gown, while the men wear a tuxedo.

Quick Quiz:

People usually dress up for
  1. the beach
  2. a wedding
  3. a game of golf

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