Meaning of “spruce sb/sth up” in the English Dictionary

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"spruce sb/sth up" in British English

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spruce sb/sth up

informal
phrasal verb with spruce uk /spruːs/ us /spruːs/ verb

to make someone or something cleaner and tidier or to improve his, her, or its appearance generally:

I thought I'd have a shave and generally spruce myself up for the interview.

(Definition of “spruce sb/sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)