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English verb: smarten up

1. smarten up (change) make neat, smart, or trim


SamplesSpruce up your house for Spring.
Titivate the child.


Synonymsslick up, spiff up, spruce, spruce up, titivate, tittivate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify

2. smarten up (body) dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion


SamplesHe spruced up for the party.


Synonymsslick up, spruce, spruce up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten









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