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top-dress

[ top-dres ]
/ ˈtɒpˌdrɛs /
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verb (used with object), top-dressed or top-drest, top-dress·ing.

to manure (land) on the surface.

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Origin of top-dress

First recorded in 1725–35; top1 + dress
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British Dictionary definitions for top-dress

top-dress

verb

(tr) to spread manure or fertilizer on the surface of (land) without working it into the soil
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