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dress up / dress out


antoniaSuper Member!

United States

Please explain me the difference between:

get dressed up & get dressed out



04:39 PM Sep 04 2010 |

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I've doing a search on the internet about these two phrases, but did not find enough information

dress up

The man was dressed up in a tuxedo, hat, gold watch and expensive shoes, because he was going to accept an award.


Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive.


A: Why are you dressed up?
B: I have a hot date tonight!

I’m going to dress up tonight because I’m meeting my boyfriend’s parents for the first time.

I hope I find information useful in your search

10:10 PM Sep 04 2010 |



Sri Lanka

As mentioned by BbaAb, 'dressout' could mean: kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey".

The phrase could also mean the following:

To change clothes, as in for physical activity. Most commonly used in physical education classes regarding putting on one's gym suit.     Students are expected to dress out for class and participate each day in class unless otherwise directed by their Instructor or by Doctor's note.      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dress%20Out http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dress+out   

12:25 PM Sep 07 2010 |