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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To apply material to (as land or a road) without working it in.

Usage examples (23)
  • They must plow, and sow, and top-dress, and bottom-dress, and deep-drain, and surface-drain, and all the rest of it.
  • From its dwarfness this Daffodil is very liable to be soiled; either of three plans may be adopted to prevent this: Plant on grass; top-dress in
  • After the plants are well established, they are easily managed, and go many years without repotting; but, of course, we top-dress them annually, previously removing as...
  • Of course, it is far better to top-dress the rows in spring than not at all. for more
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