In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1adornararreglarto titivate oneself — acicalarse humorous
- It was nice to get home in the daylight, and have time to titivate the garden before tea.
- If we're recovering furniture, go for a sensible (no, it's not a dirty word) hard-wearing fabric and titivate the look with cushions.
- She started titivating, moving the furniture slightly, adjusting the curtains.
- In the meantime, the review, a fine piece, primps and titivates my fancy, in much the same way that a sorbet readies the palate before the main course arrives.
- Wigs for the dolls are imported ready styled, but of course they can be titivated to suit and the long wigs can be plaited.
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