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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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This summer sees the return of white as a key staple to freshen up your wardrobe.
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Shapiro suggests drinking plenty of water when you're driving in the heat, while Goodwin sprays her face with it to freshen up before greeting clients.
The revamp will freshen up the brand and give it more differentiation.
Due to our manufacturing legacy our skills are is not as high as we might think and it has been difficult implementing strategies to freshen up workforce training.
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ASTON Villa boss David O'Leary admits his side have had a poor campaign - and has vowed to freshen up his squad this summer.
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