dress sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dress sth up” in the English Dictionary

"dress sth up" in British English

See all translations

dress sth up

phrasal verb with dress uk   us   /dres/ verb
If you ​dress something up, you ​add something to it in ​order to make it ​seem more ​interesting or ​pleasing than it really is: I ​thought I'd ​dress up the ​frozenpizza with a few ​extratomatoes and ​olives. Politicians ​tried to ​dress up the ​bill as a ​bold new ​strategy for ​combatingpoverty.
(Definition of dress sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dress sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰,装点…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾,裝點…
What is the pronunciation of dress sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More