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spruce2

spruce2

 
pronunciation:
sprus
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: neat, stylish, or smartly dressed or groomed.
synonyms:
chic, dapper, natty, neat, smart, soigné, stylish, trim
antonyms:
blowzy, shabby, untidy
similar words:
dandy, dashing, jaunty, rakish, shipshape, sleek, spick-and-span, well-groomed
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: spruced, spruces, sprucing
definition: to make or become neat, smart, or stylish (usu. fol. by up).
synonyms:
slick, smarten
similar words:
groom, neaten, preen, primp, tidy
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