dress (v.) Old form(s): dresse , drest
prepare, make ready
AC V.ii.273[Clown to Cleopatra] a woman is a dish for the gods, if the devil dress her not
Cym III.vii.62[Belarius to Arviragus and Guiderius] we'll go dress our hunt
H5 IV.i.10[King Henry to Bedford and Gloucester] we should dress us fairly for our end
MW I.iv.94[Mistress Quickly aside to Simple, of Caius] I keep his house; and I ... dress meat
TC I.iii.166[Ulysses to all, of Achilles instructing Patroclus how to impersonate Nestor] As he being dressed to some oration
TS IV.iii.40[Petruchio to Katherina] thou seest how diligent I am, / To dress thy meat myself
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