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do (sth) up

phrasal verb with do uk   // /du/ /duː/ us   // /du/ /duː/ verb did, done
UK to fasten something or become fastened: Can you help me to do up my dress? Do your shoes/laces up before you trip over. These trousers must have shrunk - I can't do them up. These trousers won't do up.
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do sth up

phrasal verb with do uk   // /du/ /duː/ us   // /du/ /duː/ verb did, done
  • (REPAIR)

B2 to repair or decorate a building so that it looks attractive: I'd like to buy a run-down house and do it up.

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