Definitions

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  • v. To remove the decorations from.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ decorate

Examples

  • Ms. Lemieux, founder of the home-furnishings firm DwellStudio, coined the term "undecorate" to describe the surge of riotously eclectic amateur design that rose up during the recent recession.

    NYT > Home Page

  • One of the newspapers of the day called the studio's creations "immoral furniture," and that immorality was an early glimmer of the impulse to "undecorate."

    The Rise of the Personal

  • Perhaps now is the time to undecorate, and by that I mean it's time to embrace the new design trend of undecorating.

    The Rise of the Personal

  • "I had to undecorate Christmas and redecorate autumn for two more weeks," said John, who works for a defense contractor.

    Some deck the halls earlier, others check the calendar

  • I'd been too overwhelmed to undecorate or redecorate the redecoration.

    Sundays at Tiffany's

  • When we undecorate the tree we bring out outside and set it upright in a snowbank.

    The Talking Christmas Tree « knitnut.net

  • We're going to show you some really smart ways to undecorate your home, to store the goods for next year.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2006

  • Also, it's about time to undecorate your home after the holidays.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2006

  • I especially need to undecorate this dead Christmas tree and start getting ORGANIZED for the New Year (see previous entry for New Year's Resolutions).

    2000-01-02 21:40:04

  • Whereas modernism represented an ideal of frugality for lean times, the undecorate movement offers a kind of populist authenticity in opposition to the polished trappings of a design establishment.

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