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Definition of do up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


do up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
to be fastened The skirt does up at the back.

    do somethingup

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  1. 1to fasten a coat, skirt, etc. He never bothers to do his jacket up. opposite undo
  2. 2to make something into a package synonym wrap She was carrying a package done up in brown paper.
  3. 3to repair and decorate a house, etc. He makes money by buying old houses and doing them up.
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