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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A kind of evergreen tree. Also: To make something neat or stylish.

Usage examples (38)
  • We wanted to spruce up the room by replacing the old couch with a new leather one.
  • spruce up your house for Spring
  • The spruce trees and Scotch fir were our stronghold, and it was in spruce thickets we made our hiding-places by day.
  • Conifers predominate in the forests of Canada, and amongst those conifers spruce is by far the most abundant growth. for more
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