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Definition of the verb smarten up

What does smarten up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. make neat, smart, or trim
  2. dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion

Alternative definition of the verb smarten up


  1. To wear smart clothes and look more stylish


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Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Smarten up: To make yourself look neat and tidy. E.g. You'll better smarten yourself up. 3236. Smarten up: To make something look neater. E.g. We need to smarten the place up a bit. 3237. Smash down: To hit a door, wall etc violently so that ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Business Bullshit (2014)

by Alan Williams, Alison Whybrow

Attempting to smarten up excreta; futile exercise to make something fundamentally bad look marginally better. 2. Profoundly frustrating process of being told to improve something when it's effectively dead in the water; mildly scatological ...

Google previewShorter Slang Dictionary (2003)

by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

ponce up to smarten up, esp. flashily, as in to ponce oneself up; the house had been ponced up for the photographs. Since around 1925. poncy or poncey flashy, ostentatious. Since the early 20th century. poo see ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

smarten up Br. 1. also smart oneself up make oneself look neat and tidy. 2. smarten smth. up (of rooms, etc.) make smth look neater. smartish esp.

Google previewDictionary of the Dano-Norwegian and English languages (1897)

by Anton Larsen

Cppubfe vt brush up, smarten up; (§u«) re )laster. -tlittg c brushing up etc. Cppnmpet part pumped up. Cppnft|e vt blow up, puff up, inflate.

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

smarten verb (smarten up) make or become smarter. smash verb 1 break violently into pieces. 2 hit or collide forcefully. 3 (in sport) hit the ball hard. 4 completely defeat or destroy. •noun 1 an ...

Google previewOxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

order, clear up, sort out, straighten up, spruce up, smarten up. objects.

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