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yuppify

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈjʌpɪfaɪ/ informal
to change the appearance of a place to suit or attract people who earn and spend a lot of money: The council plans to bring in big multinationals and yuppify the city centre.
Translations of “yuppify”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…雅皮士化,為吸引雅皮士而改變…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…雅皮士化,为吸引雅皮士而改变…
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