Meaning of “dress up (something)” in the English Dictionary

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"dress up (something)" in American English

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dress up (something)

phrasal verb with dress us /dres/ verb

(IMPROVE)

to make something look better than it usually would:

Satin and gold dress up a basic pair of jeans.
His record is a string of failures dressed up as victories.

(Definition of “dress up (something)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)