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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Definitions for summerize

  1. to prepare (a house, car, etc.) so as to counteract the hot weather of summer: to summerize a house by adding air conditioning.
  2. to protect in hot weather for future use: to summerize a snowmobile.

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Citations for summerize
Swap out the stiff white shirt for button-downs in mellower colors. "If you’re in finance, it’s hard to make a big fashion statement, but this is a good way to summerize your wardrobe," says Coats. , "7 stylish office looks for summer (including 4 that will cool off even the strictest of dress codes)," Forbes, June 7, 2017
The spark plugs don't need to be changed for three years, and the motor can “summerize” itself by fogging the cylinders with oil when you put your machine away in the spring. Ezra Dyer, "Dashing Through the Snow," New York Times, January 29, 2009
Origin of summerize
In the late 18th century, summerize meant “to spend the summer,” a sense rarely used nowadays. In the mid-19th century in the U.S. in colloquial usage, summerize acquired its usual meaning “to prepare for summer.”