spruce sb/sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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spruce sb/sth up

phrasal verb with spruce uk   us   /spruːs/ verb
to make someone or something ​cleaner and ​tidier or to ​improve his, her, or ​itsappearancegenerally: I ​thought I'd have a ​shave and ​generallyspruce myself up for the ​interview. They've ​employed an ​advertisingagency to ​spruce up the ​companyimage.
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