dress (up) as (someone or something)

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dress (up) as (someone or something)

1. To wear clothing or accessories that cause one to look like someone or something else. My daughter plans to dress up as Cinderella for Halloween.
2. To outfit someone or something in clothing or accessories. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "dress" and "up" or "as" (if "up" is not being used). I have a friend who really enjoys dressing her dachshund as different historical figures.
See also: dress

dress (up) as someone or something

to dress in the manner of someone or something. l am going to dress up as a ghost for Halloween. Larry will dress up as the pumpkin from Cinderella.
See also: dress
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Eighteen patients characterized the appearance of the dressing as acceptable.
The author's review of cases and his sampling of patient's opinions support the use of the malleable ear dressing as both a therapeutic tool and a comfortable, low-maintenance dressing.
For example, if one is using gauze dressings with normal saline on a clean wound that is proliferating, one has to assume one of two situations: (a) the dressing is being applied inappropriately, usually less frequently than recommended (unfortunately, an almost universally routine practice), or (b) excessive nursing time is involved in changing the dressing as frequently as recommended - a sort of no-win situation.