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English definition of “spruce sb/sth up”

spruce sb/sth up

informal phrasal verb with spruce     /spruːs/ verb
to make someone or something cleaner and tidier or to improve the way they appear generally: I thought I'd have a shave and generally spruce myself up for the interview. They've employed an advertising agency to spruce up the company image.Cleaning and tidying places and thingsSmart and elegantAttractive
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