doll up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v doll up use special care in dressing, making-up, etc. "She dolled herself up for the night out with her friends"
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Usage

In literature:

We're just playing at life up here, you and I, like two dolls, while she is living the real thing down there.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
When a girl goes out there all 'dolled-up' it washes off the paint and powder and shows her up for just what she is.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
They give me dolls and laugh at de way I name them, talk to them and dress them up.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It had been smartened up till it looked more like a doll's house than a human habitation.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
She was a very handsome wax doll, with chestnut hair done up like a lady's in puffs and curls.
"Harper's Young People, January 6, 1880" by Various
Santa Claus had a large wax doll-baby for her on his arm, tucked up against the fur collar of his coat.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
She isn't dolled up the way you like 'em.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Running downstairs to my mother I held up my hand and made the letters for doll.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
So Struthers and I are about to doll up these dilapidated quarters of ours.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
As he expects to live in the sylvan forest, as did the 'merrie, merrie men' of Robin Hood, Purt is dolled up accordingly.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
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In poetry:

My bones are loose as clothespins,
as abandoned as dolls in a toy shop
and my heart, old hunger motor, with its sins
revved up like an engine that would not stop.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
They locked her in a football
but she merely curled up
and pretended it was a warm doll's house.
They pushed insects in to bite her off
and she let them crawl into her eyes
pretending they were a puppet show.
"End, Middle, Beginning" by Anne Sexton
But beer! Why, man, they could lap a lot.
There was thousands made on this very spot;
Forchins taken behind this bar
An' never the sight of a motor car,
Or a dolled-up mug with 'is bag o' tricks
Lookin' for tucker at 'arf past six!
"The Old Shanty" by C J Dennis

In news:

Caught up in that spiderweb is a lifesize doll of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
But caught up in that spiderweb is a lifesize doll of President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Across the country, dolled up hamburgers are the dish of the decade.
The third time Elmo is tickled , the doll goes through the first two patterns and then rolls over onto its tummy, thumps his hand on the floor, rolls onto his back and stands up again.
Women were lined up to be jacked up and dolled up.
A lot of parts make up Santa dolls.
Suckling baby doll has parents up in arms .
Maniacal rap group Odd Future shocked concertgoers at the Leeds Festival on Sunday (Aug 26) with their attack on a blow-up sex doll while performing onstage.
In their newest photo shoot for Kardashian Kollection at Sears, sisters Khloe, Kourtney and Kim are all dolled up with huge, voluminous blowouts and picture-perfect skin.
All dolled up for the Mr & Miss Bowie Pageant.
0Horses get dolled up for performance shows.
What was your favorite doll when you were growing up.
Mac's Toy Fund: 'Doll ladies' dress up donations.
Doll up a favorite wintry treat by floating these snowflake-shaped marshmallows atop your hot chocolate.
Doc McStuffins "Time For Your Check Up" doll from Just Play.
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In science:

Zamolodchikov has found an extremely convenient recursion (Russian doll type) relation, which allows to calculate the conformal block up to the desired order in x-expansion.
Recursion relations in CFT and N=2 SYM theory
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