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- v. To fasten a piece of clothing.
- v. To redecorate a room etc.
- v. To execute a task or performance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wrap for decorative purposes
- v. use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
You would send them to Africa, out of your sight and smell, and then send a missionary or two to do up all the self-denial of elevating them compendiously.
But if we was to work on, at the rate we've been a goin 'to-day – we'd do up all Mannahatta in a week or so.
"That's the way we do up at the Third," became staple explanation of violence, for Penrod, like Tartarin, was plastic in the hands of his own imagination, and at times convinced himself that he really was one of those dark and murderous spirits exclusively of whom "the Third" was composed -- according to Rupe Collins.