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.
Nouns often used as objects with 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
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Contributor: Matt Errey