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Phrasal Verbs

dress up

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. the beach

b. a wedding

c. a game of golf

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