Definition of Sprucing

1. Verb. (present participle of spruce) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sprucing

1. spruce [v] - See also: spruce

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprucing

spruce grouse
spruce pine
spruce squirrel
spruce up
spruced
spruced up
sprucely
spruceness
sprucenesses
sprucer
spruces
spruces up
sprucest
sprucier
spruciest
sprucing (current term)
sprucing up
sprucy
sprue
sprue-former
sprue / coeliac disease
sprues
sprug
sprugged
sprugging
sprugs
spruik
spruiked
spruiker
spruikers

Literary usage of Sprucing

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Harper 133:758 О '16; Same. Lit Digest 53:1257 N 11 '16 Victory; poem. Nation 103:302 S 2S '16 Smith, Mary Emery sprucing up a battle-ship. ..."

2. The Yale Literary Magazine by Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg, Yale University (1869)
"The usual-wrought change which third term witnesses, of general " sprucing up " mixed with a little assumption of independence and nonchalance, ..."

3. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1889)
"... (as they are going to join the Troops of other Colonies) in sprucing up their men, that they may look as soldier-like and reputable, as possible. ..."

4. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1889)
"... (as they are going to join the Troops of other Colonies) in sprucing up their men, that they may look as soldier-like and reputable, as possible. ..."

5. Adventure Guide to St. Martin & St. Barts by Lynne M. Sullivan (2003)
"A major sprucing up is planned at the end of the high season, so things should be in top form by the time you visit. (The resort closes annually in ..."

6. Adventure Guide to Trinidad & Tobago by Kathleen O'Donnell, S Harry Pefkaros (2000)
"Fringed with palms, the beach has recently had an overhaul with new facilities and a general sprucing up. Stop here and have a bake and shark for lunch at ..."

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