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verb American English pronunciation: spruce /sprus/ 
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present tense
present participlesprucing
past tensespruced
past participlespruced

phrasal verb

spruce up

Word Forms
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.

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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