put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive;
"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"
"The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
- The children were trimming up a Christmas tree.
- We need to jazz this room up a bit.
- Her styles are always up to the minute.
- In the evening before last, Ying Cai Er dressed up sexily to attend an event of a magazine.
- She tricked herself up for the banquet.
- I don't like to see women making up in public.