adjective, spruc·er, spruc·est.
verb (used with object), spruced, spruc·ing.
verb (used without object), spruced, spruc·ing.
Words nearby spruce
Origin of spruce2
OTHER WORDS FROM sprucespruce·ly, adverbspruce·ness, nounun·spruced, adjective
Examples from the Web for sprucing
He was helping protect the Yosemite Valley while he was sprucing up the hills of middle Manhattan.
“Jack is sprucing up for the girls,” observed Pepper, with a wink at Andy.The Putnam Hall Cadets|Arthur M. Winfield
Since his money-feathers were beginning to grow again he felt like sprucing about.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
"Sprucing up" is West Point for the morning house-cleaning in the summer camp.On Guard|Upton Sinclair