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verb spruce pronunciation in American English /sprus/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspruce
he/she/itspruces
present participlesprucing
past tensespruced
past participlespruced

phrasal verb

spruce up

[transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspruce up
he/she/itspruces up
present participlesprucing up
past tensespruced up
past participlespruced up
to improve the appearance of someone or something

The Convention Center has been spruced up for the occasion.

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