dress somebody up


dress somebody up
ˌdress ˈup | ˌdress sb ˈup derived
to put on special clothes, especially to pretend to be sb/sth different

Kids love dressing up.

The boys were all dressed up as pirates.

(BrE)

dressing-up clothes

(NAmE)

dress-up clothes

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