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top-dress

[top-dres] /ˈtɒpˌdrɛs/
verb (used with object), top-dressed or top-drest, top-dressing.
1.
to manure (land) on the surface.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; top1 + dress
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top-dress

verb
1.
(transitive) to spread manure or fertilizer on the surface of (land) without working it into the soil
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