spruce up

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From spruce + up. More at spruce.

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spruce up (third-person singular simple present spruces up, present participle sprucing up, simple past and past participle spruced up)

  1. (idiomatic) To dress or arrange smartly, elegantly, and neatly; to smarten
  2. (idiomatic) To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance
    Fresh paint and some new curtains would do a lot to spruce up this dark room.

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