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British English: /drɛs/
American English: /drɛs/

Translation of dress in German:


  • 1 (woman's or girl's frock)
    Kleid Neutr.
  • 2no pl. (clothing)
    Kleidung Fem.
    be in native/formal dress
    nach Art der Einheimischen/formell gekleidet sein
    articles of dress
  • 3no pl. (manner of dressing)
    Kleidung Fem.
    she's rather slovenly in her dress
    sie kleidet sich sehr nachlässig

transitive verb

  • 1 (clothe) be dressed
    angezogen sein
    be well dressed
    gut gekleidet sein
    the bride was dressed in white
    die Braut trug Weiß
    get dressed
  • 8 (Mil)dress ranks
    die Front ausrichten

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

dress down


dress up

1 (in formal clothes)
fein machen
fein anziehen
somebody is all dressed up and nowhere to go [figurative]
jemandes ganzer Aufwand ist umsonst [informal]
2 (disguise)
(elaborately as a game) herausputzen
3 (smarten)
1 (wear formal clothes) 2 (disguise oneself)
(elaborately as a game) sich herausputzen
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