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English definition of “dress”

dress

verb
 
 
/dres/
PUT ON CLOTHES [I, T] A2 to put clothes on yourself or someone else: I usually get dressed before having breakfast. My husband usually dresses the children for school. → Opposite undressPutting clothes on
STYLE [I] B1 to wear a particular type, style, or colour of clothes: Ali always dresses smartly for work. [often passive] She was dressed in black.Putting clothes on
dress a burn/cut/wound, etc to clean an injury and put a covering over it to protect itMedical dressings, supports and devices
(Definition of dress verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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