dress+down

  • 1dress-down — [dres′doun΄] adj. of or relating to a policy allowing casual attire in an activity, job, etc. that ordinarily requires more formal dress * * * …

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  • 2dress down — ► dress down informal 1) reprimand. 2) wear informal clothes. Main Entry: ↑dress …

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  • 3dress-down — [dres′doun΄] adj. of or relating to a policy allowing casual attire in an activity, job, etc. that ordinarily requires more formal dress …

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  • 4dress down — index browbeat, denounce (condemn), disapprove (condemn), fault, reprehend, reprimand Burton s Lega …

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  • 5dress down — [v] scold bawl out, berate, carpet, castigate, censure, chew out*, lash, rail, rake over coals*, ream, rebuke, reprimand, reprove, tear into*, tell off*, tongue lash*, upbraid; concept 52 Ant. compliment, flatter, praise …

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  • 6dress down — verb 1. censure severely or angrily The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car The deputy ragged the Prime Minister The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup • Syn: ↑call on the carpet, ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑ …

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  • 7dress down — phrasal verb Word forms dress down : present tense I/you/we/they dress down he/she/it dresses down present participle dressing down past tense dressed down past participle dressed down 1) [intransitive] to wear clothes that are more informal than …

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  • 8dress down — 1) even the execs dress down on Fridays Syn: dress informally, dress casually 2) never dress down an employee in front of his colleagues See reprimand 1 …

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  • 9dress-down — /ˈdrɛs daʊn/ (say dres down) adjective of or relating to a work day, event, etc., for which one dresses casually: dress down Friday. {derived from phrasal verb dress down. (See dress def. 18b) …

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  • 10dress down — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you dress down, you wear clothes that are less smart than usual. [V P] She dresses down in dark glasses and baggy clothes to avoid hordes of admirers. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you dress someone down, you speak angrily to them because …

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  • 11dress down — UK US dress down Phrasal Verb with dress({{}}/dres/ verb ► WORKPLACE to wear more informal clothes to work than you usually do: »Staff have been told that they can dress down on Fridays …

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  • 12dress down — I. (See a dressing down II. dress in casual clothes, dress informally    It s a library party, so dress down. Wear something casual …

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  • 13dress-down — adj. of or relating to dress that is informal or less formal than would be expected his genius for causal, dress down clothes | at his company, dress down day lasts all week …

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  • 14dress\ down — • call down • dress down v informal To scold. Jim was called down by his teacher for being late to class. Mother called Bob down for walking into the kitchen with muddy boots. Compare: call on the carpet, chew out, bawl out, read the riot act …

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  • 15dress down — to wear informal clothes. I dress down if I know I m just going to be moving boxes of documents at work. Usage notes: often said about wearing informal clothes at work …

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  • 16dress down — dress (someone) down to tell someone angrily what they have done wrong. She dressed him down in front of a large group of his co workers. He dresses down players on their performance in the games …

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  • 17dress down — dress informally. → dress …

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  • 18dress down — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. rebuke, scold, reprimand; see censure , scold . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To criticize for a fault or an offense: admonish, call down, castigate, chastise, chide, rap1, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold,… …

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  • 19dress down — Synonyms and related words: call down, come down on, flax, give a dressing down, give it to, hide, jump all over, jump on, larrup, lather, leather, lick, paddle, speak to, talk to, tan, tell off, trim, wallop, welt, whale …

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  • 20dress down — verb Date: 1852 transitive verb to reprove severely intransitive verb to dress casually especially for reasons of fashion …

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