DRESS UP

dress up, prepositional verbs, wear costume to dress up – means to wear a costume or fancy dress (special clothes for an event such as carnival).   This phrasal verb dress up is followed by AS or IN.
Examples:  What are you going to wear for Carnival?   I’m going to dress up as Spiderman. I’m going to dress up in a Spiderman costume.

Another verb with the same meaning is ‘to go as’.

Examples: Are you going to the fancy dress party?  What are you going to go as?

 

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