AskDefine | Define overdress

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1 dress excessively; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot" [syn: overclothe]
2 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" [syn: dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out] [ant: dress down]

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  1. To wear too many clothes for a particular occasion
  2. To wear clothing which is too elaborate or formal for a particular occasion


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bedizen, deck out, dizen, doll up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, get up, gussy up, prank, pretty up, primp, prink, rag out, slick up, spruce up, titivate, trick out, trick up
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