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tart sth up

UK informal often disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with tart   /tɑːt/ us    /tɑːrt/
to make something look more attractive or decorative, usually by making very quick or very obvious changes: He made his money by tarting up slum houses and selling them at a huge profit.
Translations of “tart sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…裝點一新, (通常指)把…草草裝飾一番…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…装点一新, (通常指)把…草草装饰一番…
(Definition of tart sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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