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verb spruce pronunciation in British English /spruːs/
Word Forms
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 town hall has been spruced up for the occasion.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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