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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fig up mean? 

FIG UP (verb)
  The verb FIG UP has 1 sense:

1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

  Familiarity information: FIG UP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FIG UP (verb)

Sense 1fig up [BACK TO TOP]


Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


attire; trick out; tog up; tog out; rig out; gussy up; fig up; fig out; fancy up; dress up; deck up; deck out; trick up; overdress; prink; get up

Context examples:

She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera / The young girls were all fancied up for the party

Hypernyms (to "fig up" is one way to...):

dress; get dressed (put on clothes)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fig up"):

dress; plume; preen; primp (dress or groom with elaborate care)

prank (dress up showily)

tart up (dress up in a cheap and provocative way)

enrobe (adorn with a robe)

bedizen; dizen (dress up garishly and tastelessly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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