What does the phrasal verb DRESS UP mean?
Dress Up means to wear fancy or formal clothing. You can dress up, dress up [someone] or dress [someone] up
I was invited to a business conference on Social Networking. Since it was a professional event, I needed to dress up for it. I haven’t gotten dressed up in quite a while, so it felt refreshing to put on a suit and tie. A woman at the conference brought her 5 year old daughter. She dressed her up in a cute red dress with a bow.
Here are some other example sentences using the phrasal verb dress up
- I like to dress up when I go out to eat.
- Ken dressed his daughter up for the party.
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