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dress

Definitions by Oxford


[drɛs], (Verb)

Definitions:
- put on one's clothes
(e.g: Graham showered and dressed quickly)

- decorate (something) in an artistic or attractive way
(e.g: she'd enjoyed dressing the tree when the children were little)

- clean, treat, or apply a dressing to (a wound)
(e.g: she washed the wound and dressed it with fresh bandages)

- clean and prepare (food, especially poultry or shellfish) for cooking or eating
(e.g: dress the crab and shell the prawns)

- apply a fertilizer to (an area of ground or a plant)
(e.g: the field was dressed with unrotted farmyard manure)

- draw up (troops) in the proper alignment.

- (of a man) have the genitals habitually on one or the other side of the fork of the trousers
(e.g: do you dress to the left?)

- make (an artificial fly) for use in fishing
(e.g: after you dress a dry fly, be sure to remove any oil before you make your next cast)


Phrases:
- all dressed up with nowhere to go
- dressed overall
- dressed to kill

Origin:
Middle English (in the sense ‘put straight’): from Old French dresser ‘arrange, prepare’, based on Latin directus ‘direct, straight’


[drɛs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a one-piece garment worn by women and girls that covers the body and extends down over the legs
(e.g: a white cotton dress)

- clothing of a specified kind for men or women
(e.g: traditional African dress)


Phrases:
- all dressed up with nowhere to go
- dressed overall
- dressed to kill

Origin:







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