*dress (someone) up*

dress (someone) up

Definition: to put smart clothes on someone, usually for a special occasion.

(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)

E.g.1: They dressed the child up in her best clothes and took her to the celebration.
E.g.2: Why do parents dress their children up in such fancy clothes? Simple, hard-wearing clothes would be much more practical.

This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g. 1 and 2)

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