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English definition of “spruce sb/sth up”

spruce sb/sth up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with spruce   /spruːs/ us  
to make someone or something cleaner and tidier or to improve his, her, or its appearance generally: I thought I'd have a shave and generally spruce myself up for the interview. They've employed an advertising agency to spruce up the company image.Cleaning and tidying places and thingsSmart and elegantAttractive
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