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Phrasal Verbs

do up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb do up (2)

Meaning

If you do up a zip, a button, or a shoelace, you secure it in some way.

Synonym

fasten

For example

  • do up sth Don't forget to do up your fly after you go to the toilet.

  • do sth up Do you think I should do these shirt buttons up, or leave them undone?

Nouns often used as objects with do up (2): fly, zip, zipper, buttons, shoelaces, bag, dress, tent

Quick Quiz

Before you go out, make sure you do up

a. your windows

b. your computer

c. your fly

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