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spruce up

To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance.

Etymology:

  • From spruce + up. More at spruce.
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Fresh paint and some new curtains would do a lot to spruce up this dark room.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'spruce up':

spruce upTo dress or arrange smartly, elegantly, and neatly.
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