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Origin of spruce1
Definition for spruce (2 of 2)
adjective, spruc·er, spruc·est.
verb (used with object), spruced, spruc·ing.
verb (used without object), spruced, spruc·ing.
Origin of spruce2
OTHER WORDS FROM sprucesprucely, adverbspruceness, nounun·spruced, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for spruce
They had also built a trapezoid-shaped palisade, 75 meters long and 30 meters wide, out of young spruce logs, which sheltered more than a dozen log buildings.Lost Alaskan Indigenous fort rediscovered after 200 years|Kiona N. Smith|February 5, 2021|Ars Technica
Drift through lush forests of spruce and paper birch before docking near your own private island.
I tend to lean on ties, tie bars, pocket squares and the like to spruce up a button-down or a gray jacket.Gift Guide: Last-minute subscriptions to keep the gifts going all year|Greg Kumparak|December 23, 2020|TechCrunch
Thanks to easy instructions, you’ll have a spruce sprout in a couple months.
Especially with a faux tree, I love mixing in another type of evergreen, maybe a long-needle pine stuck in a blue spruce tree.Seven ways to elevate your holiday decorating, according to the pros at Biltmore|Virginia Brown|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
He was helping protect the Yosemite Valley while he was sprucing up the hills of middle Manhattan.
Bob and Elizabeth Dole had major lifts several years ago—he began sprucing up when he made those Viagra ads.
Even the floor had shared in the general sprucing up and shone with paint and varnish.The Shadow|Mary White Ovington
“Jack is sprucing up for the girls,” observed Pepper, with a wink at Andy.The Putnam Hall Cadets|Arthur M. Winfield
"Sprucing up" is West Point for the morning house-cleaning in the summer camp.On Guard|Upton Sinclair
Since his money-feathers were beginning to grow again he felt like sprucing about.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser