dress down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theydress down
he/she/itdresses down
present participledressing down
past tensedressed down
past participledressed down
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to wear clothes that are more informal than the clothes that you usually wear
  2. 2
    [transitive] dress someone down to speak in an angry way to someone who has done something wrong
See also main entry: dress