Translation of do up in Spanish:
- 1.1 (fasten) [coat/necklace/button] abrochar; [zipper] subir do up your tie hazle el nudo de la corbata do your shoes up átate or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) amárrate (los cordones de) los zapatos, amárrate las agujetas (Mexico/México) or (Peru/Perú) los pasadores she wears her hair done up lleva el pelo recogido 1.2 (wrap up) [parcel] envolver* 1.3 (dress up) [colloquial/familiar] she was all done up estaba muy elegante 1.4 [colloquial/familiar] [house] arreglar ([ pintando, empapelando etc ])
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