deck out

Decorate, dress up, as in They were all decked out in their best clothes. [Mid-1700s]

Words Nearby deck out

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How to use deck out in a sentence

  • They must not be compelled to deck out their houses in honor of religious processions, nor to swear on St. Anthony's arm.

  • For an instant she had the naïve, melodramatic instinct of youth to deck out its little events in the guise of crises.

    The Squirrel-Cage | Dorothy Canfield
  • The French chamarrer, to deck out, or bedizen, is said to be a word of kindred origin.

  • But she used to shut herself up in her room in the evenings and deck out for Mr. Sam in her best things.

    Where There's A Will | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Inga, Mildrid's cousin, herself a married woman now, had come to deck out the bride.

    The Bridal March; One Day | Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson