What is the Meaning of the Phrasal Verb
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
do up something
do something up
DO UP is a separable phrasal verb. The object can separate, or go between, the verb and the preposition in a separable phrasal verb, as is shown above.
fasten together as in button or zip
Examples – using DO UP in a sentence
1. This is depressing. I have gained so much weight I can’t even do up these pants from last summer.
2. Do up your jackets, kids. It’s cold out today!
|present –||DO UP|
|present participle –||DOING UP|
|past –||DID UP|
|past participle –||DONE UP|
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition.