transitive verb see window dressing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • window-dress — verb make something appear superficially attractive The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data Don t try to dress up the unpleasant truth • Syn: ↑dress up • Hypernyms: ↑fancify, ↑beautify, ↑embellish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • window-dress — verb a) To decorate the window of a shop b) To give something superficial attractiveness …   Wiktionary

  • window dressing — n. 1. the arrangement or display of goods and trimmings in a store window to attract customers 2. statements, actions, or display designed to make something seem better than it really is window dress vt. window dresser n …   English World dictionary

  • dress up — verb 1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive (Freq. 5) She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera The young girls were all fancied up for the party • Syn: ↑overdress, ↑fig out, ↑fig up, ↑deck up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • window dressing — noun Date: 1895 1. the display of merchandise in a retail store window 2. a. the act or an instance of making something appear deceptively attractive or favorable b. something used to create a deceptively favorable or attractive impression •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Window Dressing — A strategy used by mutual fund and portfolio managers near the year or quarter end to improve the appearance of the portfolio/fund performance before presenting it to clients or shareholders. To window dress, the fund manager will sell stocks… …   Investment dictionary

  • Dress You Up — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Dress You Up» Sencillo de Madonna del álbum Like a Virgin Lado B « Shoo Bee Doo » Publicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • dress — [dres] vt. dressed or drest, dressing [ME dressen, to make straight, direct < OFr drecier, to set up, arrange < VL * directiare < L directus: see DIRECT] 1. to put clothes on; clothe 2. to provide with clothing 3. to decorate; trim;… …   English World dictionary

  • dress|er — dress|er1 «DREHS uhr», noun. 1. a person who dresses (himself, another person, a shop window, or a wound): »the dresser for an actress. He…prided himself on being an immaculate dresser (Newsweek). 2. a tool or machine to prepare things for use.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dress — dress1 W2S2 [dres] n 1.) a piece of clothing worn by a woman or girl that covers the top of her body and part or all of her legs →↑skirt ▪ Sheila wore a long red dress. ▪ a summer dress 2.) [U] clothes for men or women of a particular type or for …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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