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English

Verb

Infinitive
to do up

Third person singular
does up

Simple past
did up

Past participle
done up

Present participle
doing up

to do up (third-person singular simple present does up, present participle doing up, simple past did up, past participle done up)
  1. (idiomatic) (transitive) To fasten a piece of clothing.
    I can't do up my shirt. The button is missing.
  2. (idiomatic) (transitive) To redecorate a room etc.
    I'm going to do up the living room next.

Usage notes

The object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.

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