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English verb: dummy up

1. dummy up (creation) make a dummy of


SamplesDummy up the books that are to be published.


Synonymsdummy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

2. dummy up (communication) refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent


SamplesThe children shut up when their father approached.


Synonymsbe quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, close up, keep mum, shut up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Antonymsopen up









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