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dress up

phrasal verb with dress us   /dres/ verb
  • (WEAR FORMAL CLOTHES)

to wear more formal clothes than you usually wear: You don’t need to dress up for the party.

dress up

phrasal verb with dress us   /dres/ verb
  • (CHANGE APPEARANCE)

to change your appearance by wearing special or unusual clothes: The kids were all dressed up for the costume party.
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