slick up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slick up dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion "He spruced up for the party"
    • v slick up make neat, smart, or trim "Spruce up your house for Spring","titivate the child"
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Usage

In literature:

This floor looks so dreadfully slick and hard to stand up on.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
The skipper washed and "slicked up" as well as he could.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
Seventy-five of them slicked up and marched to the Rev.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
So for two days the whole bunch has been slicking things up, including themselves.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Me just out of a sick-bed, not shaved nor slicked up nor nothin'.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Git to bed, now, an' I'll slick up around.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
I was slicking-up close 'longside the door.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
I'd just slicked up the big front room upstairs and I seen to it that he had everything all right.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Mr. Homer's tickled to death to have him there, and they've got the place slicked up so you wouldn't know it.
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
Slick-looking posters went up the aisle just now, what?
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
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In poetry:

All evening the marsh is a slick pool
Where dream wild hares, witch hazel, pretty girls.
"Up from the important picnic of a fool
Those rotted asters!" Eddy on eddy swirls
"Idiot" by Allen Tate
A week ago he swung a pick
And sweated in a ditch.
Tonight he's togged up mighty slick,
And fancies himself rich.
With floozies, fine food, bubbly drink
He'll go to hell I think.
"Local Lad" by Robert W Service
Preacher, he halted up his hoss,
Ask'd for Miss Spense an' Deely,
Tew limber up his tongue a mite,
And sez right slick an' mealy:
"Brother, I really want tew know
Hev you got religion? Samson, whoa!"
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
And his talk was all so proper; and I noticed, with a sigh,
He was tryin' to raise side-whiskers, and had on a striped tie,
And a standin'-collar, ironed up as stiff and slick as bone;
And a breast-pin, and a watch and chain and plug-hat of his own.
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

We hope you like hair gel, because spring hair looks like it was drenched in the goop: slicked back, poofed up, and generally wet to the touch.
Holy Trinity trips up St John Neumann on slick field.
A huge garbage slick washed up on the New Jersey seashore, draping itself like a filthy necklace along the barrier islands from Point Pleasant to Surf City.
A Houston company is helping the Coast Guard clean up oil on the shores of Louisiana even though the company denies responsibility for the slick.
How about serving up the Gulf oil slick .
We end up looking like every other sales guy, who inevitably is a dead ringer for Mr Slick Rick Snake Oil .
Most sharks will enter a chum slick and follow the bait but spinners stay below the other more aggressive sharks picking up scraps.
Sure enough, he showed up on time, shaved, showered, slicked, and foo-foo'ed to the max.
Ernie Cline is just begging for a speeding ticket in his souped-up DeLorean, a slick '80s ride that's loaded with SciFi-inspired gadgets.
The snow is making roadways across the area very slick, and Zanesville City snowplows are busy trying to keep up with the white stuff.
The post- hipster wave of residents seems to be affluent young families moving in as entire blocks of old factory buildings vanish and slick glass towers rise up between the shorter two and three-family dwellings.
Workers and volunteers at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium are gearing up for the possibility that the oil slick could make its way to the Bay area.
Silicon Valley may believe that mobile devices represent the future of information technology, but they've yet to come up with a slick and comprehensive way to read and process news.
(Slick surfaces offer less traction, which ups your chances of slipping.
Zendex states that their GoJAK 4500 Super Slick unit can lift vehicles weighing up to 4,500 lbs.
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