doctor up(redirected from doctoring up)
1. To treat someone medically. A noun or pronoun can be used between "doctor" and "up." Oh, I cut my hand chopping vegetables and had to get doctored up, but I'm fine now.
2. To alter, and perhaps falsify, something in an attempt to improve it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "doctor" and "up." The studio says the we have to doctor the script up because it's too bland. Does this picture look fake to you? I think the defense team doctored it up.
doctor someone up
to give someone medical treatment, especially first aid. Give me a minute to doctor Fred up, and then we can continue our walk. I'll doctor up Fred with a bandage; you can go on ahead.
1. To falsify or change something in such a way as to make it favorable: The corrupt lawyer doctored up the evidence. I doctored the photo up to make myself look younger.
2. To modify something so as to improve or conceal its taste or appearance: The chef doctored up the bland fish by seasoning it heavily. I doctored the eggs up with a little oregano.