acicalar


acicalar
v.
1 to do up.
2 to embellish, to dress, to brush up, to adorn.
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acicalar
verbo transitivo
1 to smarten up
verbo pronominal acicalarse
1 to dress up, smarten up
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1. VT
1) [+ persona] to dress up, bedeck
2) [+ metal] to polish, burnish, shine
2.
See:
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= spruce up, embellish, tart up, groom, smarten up, smarten.
Ex. The city itself has also been spruced up for the centenary, with in particular a thorough refurbishment of the city's main street = A la propia ciudad se le ha dado un lavado de cara para el centenario, especialmente con una completa remodelación de la avenida principal.
Ex. In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such 'bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.
Ex. Car manufacturers are also tarting up their vehicles with all sorts of things that distract you from watching the road.
Ex. Never has there been a greater interest in grooming pubic hair than there is today.
Ex. Smarten up your kitchen with this handy wooden kitchen roll holder.
Ex. Whereas a couple of generations ago an antique chair might have been smartened by the addition of yet another coat of paint, now those same layers of paint are being removed.
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= spruce up, embellish, tart up, groom, smarten up, smarten.

Ex: The city itself has also been spruced up for the centenary, with in particular a thorough refurbishment of the city's main street = A la propia ciudad se le ha dado un lavado de cara para el centenario, especialmente con una completa remodelación de la avenida principal.

Ex: In industrial societies even the poorest people acquire artefacts to embellish their surroundings; such 'bric-a-brac' may in some cases be the detritus of a previous age or a more affluent environment, and in some cases is destined to become 'collectable' in time to come.
Ex: Car manufacturers are also tarting up their vehicles with all sorts of things that distract you from watching the road.
Ex: Never has there been a greater interest in grooming pubic hair than there is today.
Ex: Smarten up your kitchen with this handy wooden kitchen roll holder.
Ex: Whereas a couple of generations ago an antique chair might have been smartened by the addition of yet another coat of paint, now those same layers of paint are being removed.

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acicalar
vt
to do up, to spruce up
See also the pronominal verb acicalarse
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acicalar vt
1) pulir: to polish
2) : to dress up, to adorn
See also the reflexive verb acicalarse

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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