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freshen someone or something up

to revive or restore the appearance or vitality of someone or something. What can we do to freshen this room up? A cold shower freshened up the runner.
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freshen up

to get cleaned up, rested up, or restored. I need a few minutes to freshen up before dinner.
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freshen (yourself) up

to wash your hands or face or use the toilet Velma said she needed to freshen up before supper.
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freshen up something

also freshen something up
to add to something to make it better or more interesting She decided to wear her large silver pin to help freshen up the black dress. I'm getting another drink - can I freshen yours up?
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freshen up

1. To clean oneself, rearrange one's clothing, or reapply makeup: I went upstairs to freshen up quickly before we left for the party.
2. To rearrange or renew something in order to make it more attractive or comfortable: Putting new pillows on the couch really freshened the room up. I freshened up the apartment by making new curtains.
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Freshen up: No amount of No amount of brushing, flossing or mouthwash can brushing, flossing or mouthwash can get rid of it, so you might want to get rid of it, so you might want to reintroduce more carbs into your diet.
Freshen up: People suffering from dry mouth will often experience other symptoms, such as unrelenting thirst, chapped lips and/or cracked mouth corners, sore throat and a burning sensation on the tongue.
I want to freshen this squad up and bring in hungry players.
Lavender mist can he used on the face to relax and to set or freshen makeup, or as a linen spray at bedtime.
Every once in a while you may want to freshen your bladder.
ULSTER telly bosses have pulled the plug on the show known as UTV Life in a bid to freshen the programme's stale image - just like Sunday People said it would.
Freshen up your life with cruelty-free, all-natural products from Earth Solutions, an aromatherapy company that supports indigenous artists and communities.
Since rubs are really scent posts for deer, then using buck scent on a rub can get bucks to approach the rub to investigate or even freshen the rub.
Place pure or reinforced silicone gum (R-gum) on mill rolls, adjust rolls to obtain desired nip and allow gum or R-gum to bond on fast roll and to thoroughly freshen.
Trainer Dan Skelton | | "What we'll do now is freshen him up and head to Liverpool for the Aintree Hurdle.
Summary: ABU DHABI - Partly cloudy weather at times is expected tomorrow Saturday as the amount of clouds will increase at times over some southern & eastern areas, with light to moderate winds that may freshen at times, national forecasters said today.
The new store will freshen up the shopping experience and improve the vitality of the area, so I look forward to welcoming customers into the new store.
I'm assured it's all being taken care of and we can't wait because I am itching to get going and it will be the first time I have had chance to freshen things up.
Freshen Up Trio combines the best breath-freshening flavors with sheer, shiny shades of lip gloss and come in flavors such as Peppermint, Cinnamon and Wintergreen.
REVIVE hair instantly and eliminate smoke build-up smells by spritzing with freshen and shine spray.