from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. attired in fancy or formal clothing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. dressed in fancy or formal clothing


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  • I printed out coloring sheets that looked like gingerbread people and the kids “dressed-up” the figures.

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  • Surfing the site, which runs from “A Beautiful Mind” to “Zulu Dawn” I have learned that: the Cobra Assault Cannons in “Robocop” – my favorite dystopian-future movie – are dressed-up .50 BMGs.

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  • Back then, local residents might have known that the Czech word hospoda means tavern or beer hall, a fitting name for a place planning to offer an afternoon beer menu of pub snacks like marinated sausages, pickled cheese and bucek, Mr. Sahajdák's traditional but dressed-up take on slow-cooked pork belly.

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  • With their dressed-up store labels, retailers aim to increase market share and boost profit margins amid rising food costs, and the payoff is evident in the narrowing price gap between mainstream brands and stores' private labels.

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  • The dressed-up ensembles don't bring old-school foresters to mind so much as the cast of "Twin Peaks."

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  • Sales of the book soared with the dressed-up branding of the book and all relating marketing collateral.

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  • Chanel Ths look from Chanel is a play on the dressed-up menswear trend.

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  • This worked in both directions: more normative beauty-oriented perceivers (those into "fitness and wellness") specifically tended to like dressed-up (as opposed to outlandishly-dressed) others.

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  • I knocked around racetracks all over the country, and I noticed how dressed-up the jockey agents were.

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  • Restaurant average €150; Buvette average €50Signalling a revival of the serious, dressed-up restaurant in Paris which had lost out as a vehicle for young chefs going out on their own in favour of the bistro chef Jean-Louis Nomicos's new table in the swanky 16th arrondissement has a dramatic modern basket-weave interior by French interior designer Anne-Cécile Comar and a dog's leg banquette upholstered in apricot velvet.

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