To make neat and clean; put in order: workers are redding up after the gale
[1718+; fr Scots dialect, of uncertain origin]
A good bugaboo, of course, as at home it always pays to have visitors, we redd up the house so carefully.
Then she went indoors to redd up the houseplace and to attire herself.
“Laury has been up all night with the baby, an' she hasn't had any time to redd up the room,” he said.
The house, and especially the kitchen, was thoroughly "redd up."
Could I redd up and put on kettles, and, see to ord'nary work, with my inside turning?
"It'll take you a good two hours to redd up," observed Polly Dawson.
Could ye no' jist tak' a walk the length o' the auld place or I redd up a wee?'
He can redd up his rival's pedigree, for example, and lower his pride (if need be) by detailing the disgraces of his kin.
She had redd up her house for the last time and put on her black merino.