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English definition of “do something up”

do something up

phrasal verb with do
/duː/ verb (doing, did, done)
to repair or decorate a building so that it looks attractive
mainly UK to fasten something: Do your coat up. It’s cold outside.
(Definition of do something up from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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