doll up
verb Date: 1906 transitive verb 1. to dress elegantly or extravagantly <
got all dolled up for the party
>
2. to make more attractive (as by decorating) intransitive verb to get dolled up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • doll up — [v] beautify oneself; dress up deck out*, fix up, gussy up*, preen, primp, put on best clothes, smarten up*, spiff*, spruce up*; concepts 162,167,202 Ant. dress down …   New thesaurus

  • doll up — verb use special care in dressing, making up, etc. She dolled herself up for the night out with her friends • Syn: ↑do up, ↑pretty up, ↑glam up • Hypernyms: ↑groom, ↑neaten • Verb Fram …   Useful english dictionary

  • doll up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms doll up : present tense I/you/we/they doll up he/she/it dolls up present participle dolling up past tense dolled up past participle dolled up informal doll someone up to make someone or yourself look… …   English dictionary

  • doll up — v. (colloq.) (D; refl., tr.) to doll up for (she dolled herself up for the party) * * * (colloq.) (D;refl.,tr.) to doll upfor (she doll uped herself up for the party) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • doll up — PHRASAL VERB If a woman dolls herself up, she puts on smart or fashionable clothes in order to try and look attractive for a particular occasion. [INFORMAL] [V pron refl P] We used to doll ourselves up and go into town. Syn: dress up Derived… …   English dictionary

  • doll up — Synonyms and related words: adorn, array, beautify, become one, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, color, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, dizen, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, fancy up, fig out, fix up, furbish, garnish, get up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • doll up — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dress up, put on one s best clothes, primp, deck out; see dress up . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Slang. To dress in formal or special clothing: array, attire, deck2 (out), dress up, prank2. Informal: trick out (or up).… …   English dictionary for students

  • doll up — {v.}, {slang} 1. To dress in fine or fancy clothes. * /The girls dolled up for the big school dance of the year./ * /The girls were all dolled up for the Christmas party./ 2. To make more pretty or attractive. * /The classrooms were all dolled up …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • doll up — {v.}, {slang} 1. To dress in fine or fancy clothes. * /The girls dolled up for the big school dance of the year./ * /The girls were all dolled up for the Christmas party./ 2. To make more pretty or attractive. * /The classrooms were all dolled up …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • doll\ up — v slang 1. To dress in fine or fancy clothes. The girls dolled up for the big school dance of the year. The girls were all dolled up for the Christmas party. 2. To make more pretty or attractive. The classrooms were all dolled up with Christmas… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • doll up — dress up; pretty up; do up; make attractive …   English contemporary dictionary

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